Mini walnut tarts

    50 min

    Make these easy mini tarts in a muffin tin. They're super easy to make and you can use pecans instead of walnuts if liked.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 85g soft cheese
    • 110g butter
    • 125g plain flour
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 150g dark brown soft sugar
    • 90g chopped walnuts

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Grease a mini muffin tin or line with paper cases.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the soft cheese, 110g butter and flour until a dough forms. Roll into 2.5cm balls and press them into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared cases.
    3. In a small bowl, blend together the egg, butter, vanilla and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in walnuts. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases, but do not fill all the way to the top or the mixture will bubble over.
    4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the pastry is golden.

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    This recipe was really delicious. I brought them along to a wine tasting party and they were a hit. After filling up my 24 mini muffin tins, I had enough pastry and filling left over to put in the fridge and make another 9. The pastry was a bit easier to manipulate into the mini muffin tins after it had been chilled.  -  01 Jun 2010


    These have become one of my favorite desserts! Not only do they taste great, they're a breeze to make! The first time I made these I didn't have enough dough to accomodate all of the filling, so now I always make just a little bit more dough. Also, when I don't have mini-muffin liners I use fat-free cooking spray on the bottoms of the muffin tins and they come out excellent. The only bad thing about these walnut cups is that they disappear in a matter of minutes!  -  15 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I grew up with these walnut cups & every year I make them for Christmas. They're the best! Just dust with confectionary sugar for a holiday delight!! Everyone asks for these every Christmas! They start asking in October. "Can't wait for your walnut cups for Christmas!" Even my old boss called asking for a tin. Said he'd pay me! They're a gift in themselves!!  -  22 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)