Caramel Walnut Slices


Caramelized walnut halves are encased in a buttery shortbread crust and topped with cut-out cookies. Extremely delicious and addictive.

CrustFilling
  • 190 g All purpose flour
  • 120 g Butter, diced
  • 60 g Sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 150 g Sugar
  • 220 g Walnut halves, roughly chopped
  • 50 g Honey
  • 70 ml Heavy cream
  1. Combine all the ingredients of the crust in a bowl until the dough forms together. Wrap the dough with a plastic film and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Melt the sugar in a saucepan on medium heat until the sugar caramelizes. Stir in chopped walnuts, honey and heavy cream. Cook until the mixture well combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Remove the dough from the fridge and press 3/5 of dough firmly on the bottom and sides of a 25 x 20 cm baking pan lined with a parchment paper. Spread the caramelized walnuts into the crust. Top the walnuts with the remaining
  4. Roll out the rest of the dough about 2cm thick on a lightly floured work surface. Use cookie cutter to press out the cookies. Arrange the cookies on the top of caramelized walnuts. Bake for 25 minutes until nicely golden brown. Cool and cut into 12 slices.

79 comments:

lisaiscooking 14/1/11 16:46

I love the cut-out cookies on top! I have a shooting star cutter just like the shape you used here. The walnut filling sounds fantastic too.

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Kori 14/1/11 16:54

Wow, what a beautiful dessert!

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Paul Jennette 14/1/11 17:00

Nice work Angie!!! I love the cut outs on top, really makes for a great presentation.Anything with Walnuts in it is perfect for me! Have a great weekend!!

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aipi 14/1/11 17:17

What a delightful dessert..very beautifully done n presented!

US Masala

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 14/1/11 17:23

Mmmhhh, terrific! Very similar to the "Nüsstorte" I made a while ago. *drool*

Cheers,

Rosa

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Sharon 14/1/11 17:27

This looks too tempting for words!!! LOVELY presentation and photos too! How bout sending a slice over? ;) haha. An absolutely beautiful dessert :)

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Umm Mymoonah 14/1/11 17:37

That looks so scrumptious, I would love to have a bite.

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Ah Tze 14/1/11 17:43

It looks lovely! Can I have some :D

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Kate @ Diethood.com 14/1/11 18:08

My favorite nut covered in caramel and sandwiched in between that yummy crust... oh wow! Delicious recipe!

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Carol 14/1/11 18:25

I love this! It looks just perfect with a nice cup of coffee after a long day!

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Krishnaveni 14/1/11 20:08

wow, delicious dessert, love it

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Tiffany 14/1/11 20:40

I totally see why these would be addictive! They look great!

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Belinda @zomppa 14/1/11 20:54

Why do you have to make everything do decadently beautiful?

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Chow and Chatter 14/1/11 21:17

wow these look amazing hope you can join me in a twitter chat soon :-)

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Priya 14/1/11 21:19

Such an addictive slices,soooooo yummy..

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Tanvi@SinfullySpicy 14/1/11 21:32

These look amazing.Caramel & walnuts together..wow

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Hornsfan 14/1/11 21:43

Very pretty and tasty looking, I especially like the decorative touch on the top with the shooting stars.

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Claudia 14/1/11 23:28

Gooey and crunchy equals really, really good. And then the stunning star cutters just grace the top. Wonderful!

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Veronica Gantley 14/1/11 23:42

Oh that looks so yummy! I like the cookie cutter crust. I will have to try!

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Carolyn 14/1/11 23:43

Did you know that I am the bigges fan of walnuts EVER? It's like this dessert was made expressly for me!

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MaryMoh 14/1/11 23:46

Wow......those cut up slices look irresistible...thin pastry and lots of walnuts...drooling! Beautiful pictures.

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Stella 14/1/11 23:58

Yikes! That looks so delicious, Angie! I wish I could have some now with my hot cup of tea. It seems so wrong not to have a piece of this with my lonely little cup of hot tea;-)
p.s. Thanks for your sweet comment on my last post btw.

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Medeja 15/1/11 00:56

It looks wonderful :) those pictures are gorgeous

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briarrose 15/1/11 01:00

Beautiful treat. Excellent job.

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Elin 15/1/11 01:20

Beautiful dessert and the pictures are awesome! Have bookmarked tis;)

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5 Star Foodie 15/1/11 03:38

I love the look of these slices - lots of walnuts, they sound scrumptious!

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Pegasuslegend 15/1/11 04:36

Angie these are so amazing looking would love to be having a slice of these right now!

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kitchen flavours 15/1/11 04:45

Looks really good! Caramelized walnuts! No wonder it is addictive!

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Cristina 15/1/11 09:47

I like everything about this dessert! Shortbread crust and pretty cutouts on top of a walnut/nut-sugary goodness. This is a great idea - my family will luv this!

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Suchitra 15/1/11 10:46

oh wow, they look gorgeous- walnut and caramel combo always work well!

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Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. 15/1/11 11:03

Gorgeous, presentable and definitely good. Thanks for the recipe.

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Sanjeeta kk 15/1/11 11:17

Angies you always surprise me with such innovative recipe. The moment I think of trying a recipe from your site, there you come out with one another :)

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busygran 15/1/11 12:11

I love the nut filling. Definitely addictive!

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Happy Flour 15/1/11 13:43

Look really delicious. ;p I loved the caramelized walnut filling.

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Joanne 15/1/11 14:01

I love how close this is to pecan pie but with caramel instead of corn syrup. Amazing.

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TasteHongKong 15/1/11 14:55

I believe I have to find a way to discipline myself from eating away the lovely caramelized walnuts while preparing this : ).

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Peggy 15/1/11 16:01

I keep seeing those star cutouts everywhere! I must be the only person without them! Will be on the search this weekend! These bars look fantastic!

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Jeannie 15/1/11 16:02

You do make many delicious pastries and cookies Angie and this one looks just as scrumptious!

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Heavenly Housewife 15/1/11 16:06

Okay now that I have looked at these heavenly walnut slices I have gotten sooooooooo hungry and am just dying for dinner! BEAUTIFUL!!!
*kisses* HH

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Ananda Rajashekar 15/1/11 18:15

that stack looks heavenly :)

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Dimah 15/1/11 18:39

Just gorgeous, what a lovely treat.

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Confectionary Designs 15/1/11 19:51

These look and sound like a 'must try' - I almost want to dive into the computer and eat these up! Thanks for sharing.

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 15/1/11 20:01

LOVE the caramelized walnuts! This sounds excellent! I'm keeping it, thanks!

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Beth 15/1/11 20:25

That looks amazing! I'll keep this recipe to try when my mom visits. This is her kind of dessert!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 15/1/11 23:22

I can see these could be very addicting! I'm saving this one!

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Reeni 16/1/11 02:18

These look so good I could cry! I bet they practically melt in your mouth. The cookies give them such a special touch!

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Eva 16/1/11 03:26

This looks heavenly! I am happy to eat anything that involves caramel and nuts of any kind :) I love the cut-outs on top too, so lovely.

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OysterCulture 16/1/11 03:46

This just sounds like the perfect treat. Caramel + walnuts = yum!

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Anna's table 16/1/11 05:27

A lovely presentation with the cookie cutouts on top of your delicious walnut squares.

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Sue 16/1/11 05:49

Oh my goodness! These look SO DELICIOUS! Really beautiful with the cut out cookies on top:)

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tasteofbeirut 16/1/11 07:38

these look like I could not and would not resist them for even a milli second! love the crunchy buttery dough the nutty tops and the caramel. what a combo!

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Faith 16/1/11 18:18

Oooh, what a delicious sweet treat! I love walnuts so this is right up my alley!

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grace 16/1/11 23:58

love the goo, love the cut-outs, love the creation in its entirety. the cross-section of a walnut half is really awesome, isn't it!! :)

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Cynthia 17/1/11 00:03

Beautiful presentation Angie. And it is so chock full of nuts!

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Pacheco Patty 17/1/11 01:25

These shortbread/cookie/candy slices do look addictive but that's okay, they would be welcome in my house anytime!

Happy New Year Angie, I look forward to your posts in the new year;-)

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kitchenmisfit 17/1/11 01:52

I love the cookie cutouts!

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Sara @ Saucy Dipper 17/1/11 05:40

I agree that the cutouts are super cute. Every part of this recipe sounds wonderful to me, though. Look forward to making it for book club!

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Monet 17/1/11 06:25

Hi my friend! Yes, I can see why these would be so addictive! They remind me of a pecan pie in cookie form. I love the sweet little shapes you placed on top. So cute! Thank you for sharing your recipe with me. I can't believe the weekend is already over...I hope you have a fabulous start to your week!

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Jo 17/1/11 07:03

Absolutely pretty and I am sure the flavours are awesome especially if it is caramelized walnuts.

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Emma 17/1/11 07:48

This looks so lovely, what a sweet treat to have!

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denise @ bread expectations 17/1/11 10:02

Oh my god!!! I should not have come here - you are giving me the most horrible cravings *ugh* This reminds me so much of pecan pie, which I LOVE!!! Fantastic!

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Jenn 17/1/11 14:27

I love how it looks with the cookie cut outs on the top! I bet these taste incredible!!

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 17/1/11 14:31

Of course Angie, you had me at shortbread!

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☺lani☺ 17/1/11 15:07

Wow, really looks delicious! I feel like grabbing one :)

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A Canadian Foodie 17/1/11 18:03

ANGIE! How could you? It isn't even a MONTH past Christmas - and you are crackin' out the caramel and nuts again? And, furthermore - they look delicious! I thought I had my fill until next year.
Wrong. Recipe is tucked away.
:)
Valerie

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Hettar7 17/1/11 23:15

I almost passed on this one cause I thought.... It's a lot of shortbread compared to walnuts and seems really simple. But then I realized that shortbread is great and Caramel walnuts sounds good too so when you put them together they probably rock each others socks off. This will be a good thing to take to get togethers.

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Raina 18/1/11 01:09

This is my kind of treat! I have never seen this before. It looks beautiful and sounds incredibly delicious. Thanks for sharing it. My family is sure to love it:)

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A Thought For Food 18/1/11 02:11

These bars are so wonderful! All of these pictures are making me drool.

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FOODESSA 18/1/11 12:51

I'm weak at the knee with this dessert. The ingredients are screaming for my sweet tooth to steal a bite Angie ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

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sara @ CaffeIna 18/1/11 23:38

Isn't caramel and walnuts just the perfect combination of all time. I'm on a caramel quest these days so this recipe came at the right moment!

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Megan 19/1/11 03:54

Hi Angie....Love the gentle stars on top... it makes these bars extra special! Delicious with the honey....and the shortbread - This is just a lovely post as always! Have a beautiful week! Megan

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 19/1/11 05:03

I love the fun cutouts on top and the flavors are similar to a delightful tart I tried last fall. Just lovely, Angie!

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Magic of Spice 21/1/11 01:26

Oh my...addictive, I bet! These look fantastic Angie:)

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delphcotecuisine 21/1/11 13:09

it looks so sweet and gorgeous
bises
Delphine

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Sharon 22/1/11 19:47

Caramelized walnuts, sounds and looks amazing!Love the cutouts on topm nice touch!

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Mother Rimmy 31/1/11 05:19

I agree. These would be addictive! You took just a few simple ingredients and made an incredible looking dessert.

Kristi

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The Duo Dishes 8/2/11 03:17

That looks amazing! Buttery and sweet.

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