Maple Walnut Tarts

Happy Sunday everyone! Here in Ontario Canada we are enjoying a longer weekend because of Family Day Monday! The weather is above average, warm and sunny, perfect to go for a walk or run. We are spending some quality time with my mom who is visiting from Switzerland.

One of the things I grew to love since coming to Canada is Maple Syrup. I can’t wait for the Maple Syrup season to begin!

The Canadian province of Quebec is by far the largest producer, responsible for 75% of the world’s output. Vermont is the largest producer in the United States generating about 6% of the global supply.

 

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Love the combination of Maple Syrup and Nuts!!

 

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This recipe makes enough for a 9-inch (about 23cm)pie dish or 12 3 1/2-inch (9cm) tart pans.

 

Maple Walnut Tarts

Pastry 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup ice-cold water (approx.)

 

Walnut Filling

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

 

-Preheat oven to 425F (220C)

Pastry:

In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Add water 2 tbsp at a time, mixing with a fork. Add a little more water if necessary. Press mixture into 2 flat disks. Wrap in plastic foil or waxed paper and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Filling:

In a bowl, beat together eggs, syrup, brown sugar, melted butter and vanilla until just blended.

-On a lightly floured board, roll out pastry disks. Cut into 5-inch (12cm) circle. Line 12 tart pans or a 9-inch round pie dish with pastry.

-Divide walnuts and maple syrup mixture equally among tart shells. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling is soft set.

-Let stand 15 minutes before removing from tart pans. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

The recipe is adapted from the Get Cracking cookbook.

 

 

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27 thoughts on “Maple Walnut Tarts

  1. Oh, how I miss Canadian Maple Syrup!! Sometimes I buy it here in Germany but it doesn’t taste as good as the real stuff back home. I’m looking forward to stocking up on maple syrup the next time visit my family in Windsor, ON. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this wonderful post! Your maple walnut tart sounds divine!!

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      • You’re not far at all from where I grew up!! Sometimes I travelled to London to watch plays with a couple of friends (I used to work and live in Chatham at the time), and after the play, we went to a restaurant called Garlic. I’m not sure if it’s still there, but everything I tried was always delicious. London is a beautiful city and I hope to visit the next time I visit Canada. 🙂

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      • I’m living in a small city called Buxtehude. It’s not far from Hamburg. When I first moved to Germany in 2007 we lived for a few years in Regensburg, right on the Donau. The Altstadt was only a few minutes away. It was beautiful! When we moved to where we are now, it was a big adjustment for me. The city has grown on me over the years but Regensburg will always be in my heart. 🙂

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