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Harvest Nut Tart

Harvest Nut Tart is a wonderfully nutty, caramel and chocolatey dessert that is sure to delight!

Harvest Nut Tart
  • Prep Time
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  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    0
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Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 3 cups mixed nuts (pecans, hazelnuts and/or macadamia nuts)
  • 1/3 cup whole or slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 28 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon brandy extract
  • 3 tablespoons NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Instructions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE
1 1/2 cups mixed nuts, almonds and sugar in 5-cup blender container or food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Cover; blend at high speed until finely ground. (Do not grind into paste.) Stir together butter and vanilla extract in medium bowl until well mixed. Add ground nut mixture; stir just until dough holds together. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Place on baking sheet.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

FOR TOPPING:
COMBINE
caramels and half-and-half in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; gently stir 1 1/2 cups mixed nuts and brandy extract into caramel mixture. Spoon onto cooled crust; spread to coat evenly. Cool for 30 minutes.

MELT morsels and vegetable oil in 1-quart saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Drizzle over tart. Serve with whipped cream.