Maple Walnut Tarts

Recipe by Winnipeg Mel
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 12 tarts




  • To make pastry: in a medium bowl, combine flour,sugar,salt and baking powder.
  • Cut in butter or margarine and shortening until mixture is crumbly.
  • Add water, 2 tbsp at a time, mixing with a fork; add a little more or less than the 1/2 c water as needed.
  • Press mixture into 2 flat disks, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • To make filling: beat together eggs, syrup, brown sugar, melted butter or margarine and vanilla until just blended.
  • On a lightly floured board, roll pastry disks to 1/16" thick.
  • Cut into 5 inch circles. Roll scraps of dough and cut again. Line 12-3 inch tart pans with pastry. Divide walnuts equally between tart shells. Pour maple syrup mixture over walnuts. Bake at 425°F for 20-25 minutes, or until pastry is golden and filling is soft set. Let stand 15 minutes befire removing from tart pans.