Recipe courtesy of Mark Bittman

Walnut Tart

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 8 to 12 servings.
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Tear off a piece of foil twice as large as crust. Fold it in half and smear it with butter; lay buttered side onto crust. Weight foil with a pile of dried beans or rice (these can be reused for this purpose), pie weights, or a tight-fitting ovenproof skillet or saucepan - anything that will sit flat on the surface. Bake 12 minutes, then remove foil and continue to bake at 350 degrees F, until crust is a beautiful shade of brown, another few minutes. Remove and let cool on a rack while you prepare filling. Put sugar in a heavy 6-inch or 8-inch saucepan or deep skillet with a tablespoon of water and turn heat to medium. Cook, gently shaking pan occasionally, until sugar melts; then cook, stirring occasionally and scraping sides with a heat-proof flexible spatula, until mixture turns golden. Turn heat to low, then carefully add butter and cream. Cook, stirring constantly, until butter melts and mixture is uniform. Stir in walnuts and a large pinch of salt if you like, then spread on crust. Refrigerate for about an hour, then sprinkle with a little more salt and serve.

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