Maple walnut tart

October 23, 2011 by alex

This recipe is a great Fall dessert. This is the second recipe I used out if The Golden Book of Desserts.

The Crust:
2/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3-4 teaspoons iced water

Mix the butter and sugar together until combined. Mix in the flour and water until the dough is together. Shape into a ball and place in the fridge for 1 hour. Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out until it is 1/4 inch thick. Place the dough in a spring-form tart pan. Then refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Cover the tart crust with a piece of parchment paper and put rice on it to make sure that the dough doesn’t rise. Bake for 15 minutes in a 350F oven.

The Filling:
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups chopped walnuts
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons apricot jam

Mix the butter and the sugar together. Add the eggs, vanilla, and maple syrup. Stir in the walnuts and the flour. Brush the tart crust with the apricot jam. Fill the tart crust. Bake for 45-50 minutes in a 350F oven.

Sprinkle the room temperature tart with powdered sugar.


  1. Meghan M says:

    I cannot even begin to express how amazing this is. It’s not super sweet so that means I could probably eat the whole tart in one go… and not feel one ounce of guilt… because it’s amazing.

    Thank you for creating something so amazing.

  2. Eric says:

    Excellent job – very tasty. Were you going for a pastry crust (butter, water, flour)? If so, my only feedback would be that it was pretty dense and could have been more flaky, This, of course, is not taste related (because it was super tasty) but I thought I’d throw it out there, anyway.

  3. Andra Salajan says:

    OMG! the Maple Walnut Tart looks sooooo delicious…can a I have a piece of it? Pleaaase!! ;) :))

    Well done! I’m sure it’s yum!


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