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Walnut Tart

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“This is a really wonderful nut tart - and you'll love the pastry!”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

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

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