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You will love these Tartelettes au Noix! French walnut tartlets are crunchy and creamy caramelized filling with a hint of orange and similar to pecan pie. | ethnicspoon.com
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Creamy Walnut Tartlets

You will love these Tartelettes au Noix! French walnut tartlets are crunchy with a creamy caramelized filling with a hint of orange and similar to pecan pie. 

Course Desssert
Cuisine French
Keyword creamy nut filling, scratch recipe, tart baking, Tartelettes au Noix
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 tartlets
Calories 784 kcal

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter cold, cut into pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk beaten with 1 egg above
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp water (for brushing)

Filling

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 8 oz walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp orange peel

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375'F.
  2. To prepare the dough place flour , sugar and salt in the food processor and pulse a few times. Add the butter and pulse a few times. Pour in the egg and milk mixture and keep pulsing until the mixture comes together.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface, and shape into a 12" cylinder. Cut into 6 equal 2" pieces. Roll out each individual piece to fit into a tartlet pan. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of each tarlet pan, and cover with pie weights. Place in the freezer for 45 minutes.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the shells to cool slightly.
  5. While the dough is in the freezer prepare the filling: in a saucepan heat milk, half and half, and sugar on medium heat until it starts to boil. Remove from heat and stir in the walnuts, vanilla, and orange peel.
  6. Fill the individual tartlets, then bake on oven rack for 20-25 minutes or until the filling has set.
  7. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Walnut Tartlets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 784 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 925IU19%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.