Perfect Nut Crust

This recipe for perfect nut crust is from "Entertaining," by Martha Stewart.

  • Yield: Makes two 9-inch tarts or twelve 3-inch tarts

Source: Entertaining


  • 10 ounces finely chopped walnuts or almonds
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix together all the ingredients until well blended, using an electric mixer or wooden spoon.

  3. Divide the mixture in half and press into 9-inch buttered springform tart pans; or press into twelve 3-inch tartlet pans. Chill for 30 minutes before baking for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.


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