Macadamia Tart

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Sweet buttery shortcrust pastry with a creamy nutty filling that's literally melts in the mouth. If you don't have macadamia, try some other nuts. Pecans and hazelnuts are great alternatives. Tarts like this can be served on their own but you can serve it with whipped cream or ice cream. Do not skip pre-baking the tart crust. Prebaking the tart shell keeps the crust from getting soggy.

  • 180 g White spelt flour
  • 120 g Cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 50 g Fine raw sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Egg, medium
  • 100 g Unsalted butter, at room-temperature
  • 80 g Fine raw sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 Eggs, medium, at room-temperature
  • 45 g Molasses
  • 120 g Macadamia nuts, finely ground
  • 60 g White spelt flour
  • 150 g Whole macadamias for the topping
  1. To make the crust, in a large bowl whisk together the spelt flour, sugar, and salt. Add in diced butter and egg. Use your hand to mix everything until the dough comes together. Shape dough into a disc. Wrap the disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until the dough is firm.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F fan forced. Roll the pastry dough between two sheets of baking paper. Roll out the dough to a 28cm circle and about 2mm thick. Remove the baking paper and place the dough over a 24cm tart pan with a removeable bottom. Lightly press the dough into the bottom and side of the pan. Trim the overhang. (I then shaped the rest of dough into a cookie)
  3. Line the crust with baking paper and fill with enough dried beans or pastry weights to cover the bottom and side of the crust. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove weights and paper, then bake for a further 5 minutes or until tart shell is light golden brown and the base is cooked.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Cream butter, sugar, salt and nutmeg together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at time, then the molasses until fully combined. Add in finely ground macadamias and spelt flour. Fold to combine.
  5. Tip the filling into the crust and arrange the macadamia nuts on top. (the filling was a bit much, so I baked the rest in a tartlet paper liner.) Bake for 30 minutes until filling is firm to touch in centre. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan.
  6. Carefully remove the tart from the pan, then dust with icing sugar and serve warm or cold with whipped cream or ice cream if you wish. | © 2020 | | © 2020 | | © 2020 |

May the New Year bless you all with health, wealth, and happiness!


Heidi | The Frugal Girls 28/12/20 22:30

Your beautiful tart really is the perfect holiday dessert... and that filling is so totally scrumptious!!

Tom 28/12/20 22:35

...when we have visited Maui we have enjoy macadamia nuts!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 29/12/20 02:22

my favorite nuts I went to the factory in Maui when we went there! this sounds fantastic!

mjskit 29/12/20 02:23

Well that's a beauty! Love macademia nuts and have never seen it as the main ingredient of a tart. With the molasses, I bet this is one delicious tart. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season Angie!

Tisa Jacob 29/12/20 05:13

That filling :-D And you make spelt flour super look so very good.

Iwona 29/12/20 07:42

I love macadamia nuts. Great tart :)

Nancy Chan 29/12/20 10:21

One of my favourite nuts to munch on. It is not cheap here.

Tanza Erlambang 29/12/20 14:08

I should try this "tart and nuts"...sound appealing.

Happy holiday

Pam 29/12/20 16:18

Oh my gosh! This looks and sounds sinfully delicious, Angie! Love macadamia nuts but have never heard of them in a tart so this recipe is anmust try/keeper! Thanks!

The Exclusive Beauty Diary 29/12/20 18:04

This tart look so delicious. Thank you for sharing recipe. Happy New Year.

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Marissa 29/12/20 18:13

There's something so special about macadamia nuts - so buttery and delicious! This tart is truly mouthwatering, Angie!

Beata M. 29/12/20 19:43

I love nuts. Great tart :)

savorthebest 30/12/20 05:56

Fantastic tart! I love macadamia nuts and they are perfect in desserts

Evi Erlinda 30/12/20 10:06

This tart looks so beautiful and mouthwatering!

ann low 30/12/20 10:25

I love macadamia nuts too and this tart looks perfect!
Happy New Year to you and all the best in 2021!

Natalia 30/12/20 10:28

What a treat, looks so pretty on top! Happy New Year!

Jeff the Chef 30/12/20 16:51

This looks like it's ready for a party!

Izaa 30/12/20 20:45

Such a tart must taste great. Happy New Year

Paula Montenegro 31/12/20 14:24

Beautiful tart! I never tried macadamias with molasses and love both. Great recipe idea Angie.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 31/12/20 18:23

Everything you make looks so beautiful and mouthwatering. I love macadamias, so will have to try this. Happy New Year, Angie!

tigerfish 31/12/20 23:42

I love macadamia (but they are expensive, so I hardly buy them to snack on), so this tart generously loaded with macadamia is definitely right up my alley :)

Valentina 1/1/21 05:58

That filling sounds SO dreamy, and it's so beautiful! Happy New Year! :-) ~Valentina

Tania| My Kitchen Stories 2/1/21 08:19

Stop it you are teasing me. Looks amazing!

Suja Manoj 4/1/21 19:55

Tart looks beautiful. Wonderful dessert.

judee 5/1/21 02:54

I am really fond of macadamia nuts. I am sure I would love this. The presentation is beautiful .

Raymund 5/1/21 19:55

I honestly would love to have a large slice of that please

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 8/1/21 22:03

I love all nuts! This looks wonderful, Angie, and I really like the little individual tart. Happy New Year to you...a little late :) ♥

Evi @ greenevi 14/1/21 13:42

This macadamia cake looks gorgeous!! I bet it's also delicious :P

Noob Cook 15/1/21 04:05

I LOVE macadamia but they are really expensive so I seldom buy them. What a great indulgence this must have been during the holiday season :)


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