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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Macadamia Nut Tarts

 
The other day, I was looking for a snack and I found a canister of macadamia nuts!  I thought I actually ate all of them.  I decided to make a tart using some of the pans I "stole" from my mom.  I referenced a simple pecan pie recipe from All recipes.  I love macadamia nuts and I generally use them in a pie crust but  I wanted to try them as a filling.  Since pecan pie is only of my favorite, especially when my cousin makes the mini ones. 
 
Coconut Crust
Ingredients
3 Cups of Flour
3 Cups of Sweeten Coconut or even coconut flour (if you use the Coconut flour, you could increase the amount to 5 and have 1 cup of flour)
1/2 to 3/4 Cup of Butter
4 Tb of Sugar
 
Directions
  1. Ground the flour, coconut, and sugar in a food processor.  *The coconut needs to be finer in texture than right out of the bag.
  2. Add the butter.  Start with 1/2 of cup and increase if there is a need for more butter.
  3. When it is well incorporate and the mixture will bind together well, press it into the tart mold.
  4. Set aside.
 
Filling
Ingredients
1 Cup of Corn Syrup
3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
3 Eggs, slightly beaten
1 Jar of Macadamia Nuts
1/4 Cup of Melted Butter
 
Direction
 
  1.  Take the Macadamia nuts and ground it slightly, I used a food processor and used the pulse function until it is in small pieces.  These are for mini tarts so the pieces can't be too large.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Once the mixture is well incorporated, add the nuts.
  4. Pour them into the prepared tart pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.



3 comments:

  1. That looks delicious! I love macadamia nuts as well, their texture seems to be so different from other nuts; crunchy almost... Would love to try this little tart!

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  2. Macadamia nuts!!! They make me go nuts whenever I ate these haha!
    Too bad, macadamia nuts don't stay around long enough in my household to be made into pastries/desserts :P
    Perhaps I'll make an exception for this tart :)
    Good looking tarts you've got there.

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  3. i love macadamia and this is definitely something I'll enjoy eating.

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