Spicy nut tart

Spicy nut tart

Total: 2 hr 35 Min. | Active: 45 Min.
Nutritional value / piece: 621 kcal
, Fat: 46 g
, Carbohydrate: 39 g
, Protein: 11 g


12 pieces


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180g butter, soft
120g sugar
1pinch sea salt (e.g. Fine Food Murray River Salt Flakes)
1 egg
¼ organic lemon, use grated zest only
1 vanilla pod, cut open lengthwise, seeds scraped out
250g white flour
50g shelled ground almonds
1pinch baking powder

To roast the nuts

300g walnut kernels, coarsely chopped
100g pine nuts


50g liquid honey
200g sugar
2dl double cream
½tsp sea salt (e.g. Fine Food Murray River Salt Flakes)
1tsp allspice, ground

To bake

2pinches sea salt (e.g. Fine Food Murray River Salt Flakes)
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One springform pan (20 cm in diameter), base lined with baking paper, sides greased

How it's done


Place the butter in a bowl, whisk in the sugar and salt flakes using the whisk attachment on a hand mixer. Whisk in the egg, lemon zest and vanilla seeds. Combine the flour, almonds and baking powder, add to the mixture, mix quickly to create a soft dough – do not knead. Flatten the dough, cover and chill for approx. 30 mins.

To shape

Roll out two thirds of the dough between two sheets of baking paper to a thickness of approx. 3 mm, place in the tin, press the dough firmly around the edge of the tin. Prick the tart base firmly with a fork. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the remainder of the dough into a circle (approx. 4 mm thick) to match the size of the tin, place on a sheet of baking paper. Chill the base and lid for approx. 30 mins.

To roast the nuts

Spread the walnuts and pine nuts on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Roast for approx. 10 mins. in the centre of an oven preheated to 180°C. Remove the nuts.


Warm the honey in a pan, gradually add the sugar. Reduce the heat, swirling the pan occasionally until a brown caramel has formed, pour in the cream, reduce for approx. 5 mins. until the caramel has dissolved. Add the nuts, salt flakes and allspice, mix, leave to stand for approx. 2 mins. Spread the warm nut filling over the tart base.

To cover the tart

Place the lid on top of the tart, press the edges down firmly with a fork, prick.

To bake

Approx. 20 mins. in an oven preheated to 220°C (convection). Remove from the oven, sprinkle the salt flakes on top, allow to cool slightly, remove the tin frame, slide the tart onto a cooling rack and leave to cool.

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