Raspberry-Walnut Tart

Raspberry-Walnut Tart

This is an easy yet festive dessert that's perfect for holiday entertaining.

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup raspberry preserves
  • 1 cup chopped California walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • *You can also make this using apricot or strawberry preserves.

Directions

You can make the tart a day or two ahead of time and hold it at room temperature until you're ready to serve it. The decorative top crust is created by shredding the well-chilled dough with a cheese grater.

  1. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.
  2. In large bowl, combine sugar and egg; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add butter; beat until well blended and creamy. Stir in vanilla. Slowly add flour mixture, beating just until combined. Divide dough in half; cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 10-inch spring form pan with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, combine raspberry preserves, walnuts and lemon peel; blend well.
  4. Press half of dough evenly in bottom of spring form pan. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated.) Spread with raspberry-walnut mixture. With cheese grater, grate remaining half of dough over raspberry-walnut mixture, covering mixture completely.
  5. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.