Macadamia Tart

Macadamia Tart
Makes:
10 servings
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
155
minutes
based on
55 reviews
Macadamia nuts, with their rich flavor and buttery texture are wonderful in desserts. Here, they're nestled in a flaky crust with a creamy, brown sugar filling. Melted chocolate is drizzled over the top for a professional finish.

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Ingredients:

  • CRUST
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (we recommend Land O Lakes® butter), chilled
  • 2 tablespoons or more cold water
  • FILLING
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • TOPPING
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening

Directions:

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE
flour, sugar and salt in a medium bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Stir in water with fork just until moistened. Shape into ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

PREHEAT oven to 425° F.

ROLL pastry into 11-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Place in 9 or 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press pastry onto bottom and up sides of pan; turn under edges and crimp. Trim if needed.

BAKE tart on baking sheet for 8 to 10 minutes or until crust is very lightly browned.

FOR FILLING:
COMBINE
brown sugar and flour in medium bowl; stir until well blended. Gradually stir in cream. Pour into hot crust; sprinkle with nuts.

BAKE for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until filling is bubbly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack for 1 to 2 hours.

FOR TOPPING:
MICROWAVE
morsels and vegetable shortening in small, heavy-duty plastic bag on HIGH power for 15 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over tart. Garnish with nuts. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.


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  •  Star(s)

    Who wouldn't love this!

    Melissa B Mitchell from Keuka Park, NY

    This is a very family-pleasing recipe. It is great for a special occasion -- a "show-off" dessert.

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    Awesome Recipe

    Christa Carter from COLDSPRING, TX

    I made this for my boyfriend for our anniversary, and it turned out perfect. He loves recipes with nuts, and I wanted something different, so I tried it and he loved it. Similar to pecan pie, smooth, and just sweet enough. The only thing I changed was I did half whipping cream, and half fat free carnation milk to lower calories, and used white chocolate instead of plain for the topping. It was perfect.

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    Macadamia Tart

    JIM APLIN from ORLANDO, FL

    It was so easy for me to make the Macadamia Tart. And when I took it to work, they thought I had stopped & bought it at a bakery. It's a great and yummy treat to have any time you want to give yourself a special treat.

  •  Star(s)

    DELIGHT

    deborah campolongo from NEW BRITAIN, PA

    Chocoholics delight for sure! It was a little hard to make but you will also enjoy it.

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    Excellent!

    L DEAN from PASADENA, CA

    This tart looks like a "fancy" dessert but it was so easy and delicious!! Great for company and everday family dessert as well.

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    Macadamia Tart

    Shirlena Fyock from Port Charlotte, FL

    I baked this for myself on Mother's Day. It was the best Desert I have had in a long time. It was easy to make and the rest of the family liked it. It will be made a lot around our house.

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    Macadamia Tart

    mike byro from hewitt, NJ

    This is a fine recipe and works quite well, the results are excellent. My only sugestion is when baking the tart shell is to blind bake, which means to place a layer of large dry beans in the bottom of shell in order to prevent shell from rising while baking.

  •  Star(s)

    Macadamia Tart

    Audrey Ruby from Pittsburgh, PA

    Quite yummy! Excellent choice for a special party. It was challenging but worth all the effort to make it.

  •  Star(s)

    Great!

    WENDY BRUNELL from Ankeny, IA

    This was actually fairly easy, but wow, it makes quite the impression....very fancy!!

  •  Star(s)

    W O W How good is this?

    Robin Sturgeon from Alexandria, KY

    This is THE best desert I have ever tasted! Well worth the effort to make!

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    Macadamia Tart

    Betty Barrett from oakhurst, CA

    Very good..

  •  Star(s)

    Move over pecan pie

    Kristen Wheeler from Springfield, VA

    Made this for company and even my husband who doesn't usually like dessert liked it (his favorite dessert is his mom's pecan pie)! My husband said it was as good, if not better than pecan pie. A plus is that it can be made ahead, so you aren't stressed for time if you have company coming.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!!

    L. Donovan from Whitehorse, YT

    Oh, Man, this was one of the richest and most decadent recipes I've ever had the pleasure to try. Chocoholics delight for sure!!

  •  Star(s)

    Macamdamia Tart

    Melanie DiBrizzi from Orland Park, IL

    This is absolutely awesome! Pecan pie used to be my favorite, but this is in another dimension. Incredibly delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    Macadamia Tart

    Sheila Neelan from Winnetka, CA

    I made this for a special dinner for our friends anniversary and every one just loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    Loved this!

    Debra Grady from Oak Lawn, IL

    My family really loved this Tart, I didn't have Macadamia Nuts so I used Walnuts and it was really delicious. You must try this, it is worth the effort.

  •  Star(s)

    Macadamia Tart

    Wendi Pennington from Little Rock,, AR

    I was a total hit at a recent dinner party, because of this wonderful pie. Will make it again and again.

  •  Star(s)

    Macadamia Tart

    Patricia Lemire from Latham, NY

    This is so delicious. I don't think it's very hard to make and certainly worth the effort.

  •  Star(s)

    Tarts

    mabel silliman from Deansboro, NY

    Tastes best using pecans. Gives it a nice flavor.

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    Macadamia Tart

    LIZ SACAPANIO from Graham, Wa

    Wonderful! This is well worth the effort to make. It is rich but loved by everyone! Thanks!

  •  Star(s)

    Better than Pecan Pie

    Diana Cummings from Lady Lake, FL

    I received macadamia nuts for Christmas and wasn't too sure what to do with them. I felt they were just a little too luxurious to just eat by themselves. I like pecan pie and since this recipe sounded pretty similar, I decided to make it. WOW....it is better than my pecan pie any day.

  •  Star(s)

    Out of this world

    ANGELA FIORE from WOODRIDGE, IL

    It really wasn't that hard. The result is awesome. Try it..

  •  Star(s)

    Macadamia Tart

    Phyllis Wiedner from Highland, IL

    DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Macadamia tart

    joanne hoch from rochester, NY

    All I have to say in delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    Fabulous!

    Emily Barss from Pasadena, MD

    I made this for a party and was amazed at how fast it disappeared! I had many compliments and requests for the recipe. This is a good tart for any kind of party/ gathering.

  •  Star(s)

    Pretty Good.

    Kelly Lorentzson from Alvin, TX

    This was even good made with pecans!

  •  Star(s)

    Exceptionally good!

    Joanne Blumenstein from Bremerton, wa

    I finally had a chance to try this and the girls at work thought it was marvelous. It is very rich and creamy. It was a very pretty presentation as well. I will keep this one and use it during the holidays.

  •  Star(s)

    macadamia tart

    Donna Milne from Richmond Hill, ON

    excellent!!

  •  Star(s)

    Macadamian Nut Tart

    Jenn Okutman from Westminster, MD

    A real treat for macadamia nut lovers.

  •  Star(s)

    Good enough for Company!

    Sharon Jones from Conroe, TX

    Having recently moved to Tx, we are having a lot of company from our hometown of West Plains, Mo, and was looking for something extra special! Well, this certain fit the bill, and my husband loves it, too.

  •  Star(s)

    YUMMY!!!!!

    Dee Harmon from Denver, CO

    This was so easy to make. It was a huge hit at a 6 year old's birthday party.

  •  Star(s)

    Macadamia Tart

    Sheila Neelan from Winnetka, CA

    This looks so good.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy!!

    elaine terry from Danville, KY

    This is so good!

  •  Star(s)

    Macadamia Tart

    Ann Ruffin from Eglin AFB, FL

    I am not fond of Macadamia nuts so I substituted pecans. This was to die for! I highly recommend this recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    I finally found it!!

    kristine hodson from north hollywood, CA

    Last year I bought a Macadamia Nut pie for an office party celebration I had never heard of it before. It was quite costly and it was dry and not all that appealing. Now this is the one I have wanted all along-it's delicious the sweet filling and chocolate make all the difference. I will make this again to bring to the next party!

  •  Star(s)

    Macadamia Tart

    Cheryl White from Aurora, CO

    My family couldnt believe how yummy this was ..it didnt last long.

  •  Star(s)

    Its a good thing

    R.DeVries from

    A fun recipe to make ,then you got to enjoy it when you eat it. Very good one.

  •  Star(s)

    ONO=Hawaiian for YUMMY!

    Maile Mauch from Murrieta, CA

    WOW..too easy to make and what a fantastic way to end a meal! My friends are mostly good cooks themselves, so they are hard to impress...this dessert impressed them, they wanted the recipe, sent them to the webpage! As we say IT IS ONOLICIOUS may I have another!

  •  Star(s)

    Marvelous!

    Patricia Spagnoli from Middle Island, NY

    We love Macadamia nuts. This recipe was just marvelous! A decadent dessert for the Macadamia lover in you!

  •  Star(s)

    Good and nutty dessert.

    Betty Gayle from Green Cove Spgs, FL

    This dessert taks a little extra time to make, but is well woth the extra effort. My family loved it!

  •  Star(s)

    MACADAMIA TART

    Carol Logan from Mashpee, MA

    MADE THIS LAST NIGHT FOR A DINNER PARTY. A SURE HIT. I PUT WHIPPED CREAM DOLLOPS ON TOP WITH SHAVED CHOCOLATE ON TOP OF THAT, VERY TASTY

  •  Star(s)

    Tart of the year!

    E. McCarthy from Marana, AZ

    I love Macadamia nuts ,so I was sure I'd like this dessert. I was wrong I loved it, and so did my family. Can't wait till the next time we make it.

  •  Star(s)

    Macadamia Nut Pie

    Marion Guggenheim from Taylorville, IL

    Can we cut some calories for this one? I don't even want to think how many are in a small piece.

  •  Star(s)

    Mouth watering dessert.

    Becky Jones from Rockport, IN

    My family loved this dessert, after a big Thanksgiving dinner instead fo the regular dessert for Thanksgiving.

  •  Star(s)

    Nutty Delight

    Laura Motch from

    This was delightful. Tastes very good, but does take some time to make. A special occassion treat.

  •  Star(s)

    Absolutely divine!

    Denise Reavis from Evansville, IN

    This is just about the best dessert I've had. What a wonderful combination! We made this New Year's Day and had to make another one that evening.

  •  Star(s)

    MACADAMIA TART

    KAYE ADKINS from CEREDO, WV

    I MADE THIS FOR MY FAMILY FOR NEW YEARS DAY. IT WAS SO DELICIOUS. MY NIECE TOOK THE RECIPE BACK TO MICHIGAN WITH HER TO MAKE FOR FRIENDS. WE ALL LOVED IT.

  •  Star(s)

    Gone in a Flash

    Pat Weltch from Greensboro, NC

    We made these and they were gone in a flash. The Macadamia nuts make them very special.

  •  Star(s)

    Nutz are goood

    RJ Parry from Ft Walton, FL

    This is an easy way to enjoy macadamian nuts.

  •  Star(s)

    excellent

    Sharon Stevenson from Lockport, IL

    This sounds easy enough to make and should be a delightful way to end a dinner party. Can't wait to try it.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10 

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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    Macadamia Tart

    Ingredients

    • CRUST
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup butter (we recommend Land O Lakes® butter), chilled
    • 2 tablespoons or more cold water
    • FILLING
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon flour
    • 1 cup whipping cream
    • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
    • TOPPING
    • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
    • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening

     

    Directions

    FOR CRUST:
    COMBINE
    flour, sugar and salt in a medium bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Stir in water with fork just until moistened. Shape into ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    PREHEAT oven to 425° F.

    ROLL pastry into 11-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Place in 9 or 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press pastry onto bottom and up sides of pan; turn under edges and crimp. Trim if needed.

    BAKE tart on baking sheet for 8 to 10 minutes or until crust is very lightly browned.

    FOR FILLING:
    COMBINE
    brown sugar and flour in medium bowl; stir until well blended. Gradually stir in cream. Pour into hot crust; sprinkle with nuts.

    BAKE for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until filling is bubbly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack for 1 to 2 hours.

    FOR TOPPING:
    MICROWAVE
    morsels and vegetable shortening in small, heavy-duty plastic bag on HIGH power for 15 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over tart. Garnish with nuts. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

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