Macadamia Nut Tart
Photo: Lisa Romerein
Yields Makes 1 tart (9 in.); 12 servings Total Time 1 hr
AuthorKate Washington,
This buttery tart has just enough brown sugar filling to hold the nuts together, no more.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 375°. In a food processor, whirl flour, 2 tbsp. brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Add cold butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg yolk and pulse to combine. Add 2 to 3 tbsp. ice water, pulsing until mixture begins to come together in a ball.

Step 2
2

Press dough into bottom and up sides of a 9-in. round tart pan with 1-in. sides. Prick bottom of tart with a fork and chill in freezer 15 minutes. Bake crust until medium golden brown, 15 to 25 minutes, and remove from oven (leave oven on).

Step 3
3

Meanwhile, in a standing electric mixer on high speed, beat whole egg, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt until pale and ribbony, 7 to 10 minutes. Beat in melted butter, corn syrup, and rum.

Step 4
4

Pour sugar mixture into tart shell and sprinkle with macadamia nuts. Bake tart until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool tart on a wire rack at least 1 hour. Cut into wedges and serve with vanilla or ginger ice cream, if you like.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus 2 tbsp. melted butter
 1 large egg yolk, plus 1 large egg
 1/4 cup light corn syrup
 2 tablespoons dark rum
 1 1/3 cups unsalted macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 375°. In a food processor, whirl flour, 2 tbsp. brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Add cold butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg yolk and pulse to combine. Add 2 to 3 tbsp. ice water, pulsing until mixture begins to come together in a ball.

Step 2
2

Press dough into bottom and up sides of a 9-in. round tart pan with 1-in. sides. Prick bottom of tart with a fork and chill in freezer 15 minutes. Bake crust until medium golden brown, 15 to 25 minutes, and remove from oven (leave oven on).

Step 3
3

Meanwhile, in a standing electric mixer on high speed, beat whole egg, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt until pale and ribbony, 7 to 10 minutes. Beat in melted butter, corn syrup, and rum.

Step 4
4

Pour sugar mixture into tart shell and sprinkle with macadamia nuts. Bake tart until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool tart on a wire rack at least 1 hour. Cut into wedges and serve with vanilla or ginger ice cream, if you like.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Macadamia Nut Tart