Chocolate Nutcracker Tart

Nuts and chocolate filling add a special touch to this luscious tart - perfect for dessert.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 3 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Crust and Filling

1
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
2
to 3 tablespoons cold water
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup light corn syrup
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
3
eggs
1 1/2
cups salted mixed nuts
1
bag (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

Whipped Cream

1
cup whipping (heavy) cream
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Mix 1 cup flour and the salt in medium bowl. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).
  • 2 Gather pastry into a ball. Shape pastry into flattened round on lightly floured surface. Roll pastry into 12-inch round with floured rolling pin. Roll pastry loosely around rolling pin and transfer to ungreased 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Unroll pastry and ease into pan, pressing firmly against bottom. Trim overhanging edge of pastry even with top of tart pan.
  • 3 Beat brown sugar, corn syrup, 2 tablespoons flour and the eggs in medium bowl with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Pour into pastry-lined tart pan.
  • 4 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 5 Beat all whipped cream ingredients in chilled small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spoon whipped cream around edge of tart.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    435
    (
    Calories from Fat
    205),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    270mg
    270%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    51g
    51%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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