Walnut Tart

"This is a really wonderful nut tart - and you'll love the pastry!"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • For pastry: Combine flour and sugar in large bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Blend in yolks and vanilla; gather dough into a ball.
  • Turn out onto lightly-floured surface.
  • Using heel of hand, smear dough a little at a time across surface to blend butter and flour thoroughly.
  • Flatten into disk.
  • Wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 390F.
  • Roll dough out between sheets of wax paper to thickness of 1/8 inch.
  • Fit into 11 inch tart pan and trim edges.
  • Pierce shell all over with fork.
  • Line with foil and fill with pie weights or dry beans.
  • Bake until pastry is set, about 10 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350F.
  • Remove pie weights and foil.
  • Bake until crust is golden-brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 300F.
  • Blend all filling ingredients.
  • Pour into crust.
  • Bake until filling is set and looks dry, about 35 minutes.
  • Cool and decorate with walnut halves.
  • This is sublime served warm with a scoop of walnut ice cream melting over top.

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  1. Gerry
    Walnut tart - so Canadian! This one is unlike the one I make - and a wonderful addition to my Tart recipes - has already been added to my family cookbook. Absolutely delicious. Made as posted - perfect as is - can't wait to serve this to family and friends!
  2. Darkhunter
    Mmmmmmmmmm! Delish! And you're so right, the pastry was wonderful! The taste of the filling was just right, not too much walnutty (now there's a word I seem to have invented). Unfortunately, I didn't have any walnut ice cream, but it tasted great with vanilla! Thnx for posting, evelyn. Made for ZWT4.


<style>body { background: url("http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3512121819_f2f1aaf050.jpg?v=0"); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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