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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Step 2

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

  3. Step 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.

Source
Entertaining

Reviews (1)

  • 6 Jan, 2008

    The recipe has been changed. It use to read: Perfect Nut Crust This recipe for perfect nut crust is from "Entertaining," by Martha Stewart. Makes one 10-inch tart, two 9-inch tarts, or twelve 3-inch tartlets Ingredients 14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter 2 1/3 cups flour Pinch of salt 3 tablespoons sugar 2 egg yolks, beaten with 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water Directions 1. In the food processor, cut the butter into the flour. Add the salt and sugar. Do not overwork. Little by little, add the egg yo