Recipe: Portuguese Walnut Tart

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We had this tart for breakfast at Hotel Albergaria do Calvário in Évora, Portugal. It had a good nutty flavor and was not overly sweet as the other pastries we’d had in Portugal. I loved it! The hotel kindly shared their recipe with me. So here it is how to make it!

For the tart:

  • 200g / 7 oz. sugar (I used 1 cup)
  • 200g / 7 oz. flour (I used 1 5/8 cups)
  • 100g / 3 1/2 oz. butter
  • 2 eggs

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
  2. Grease a shallow 8.5-inch tart pan with butter.
  3. Mix well all the ingredients and pour the mixture into the pan.
  4. Baked at 200°C/400°F for about 20 minutes or until done. (Inserted toothpick comes out clean)
  5. Use a fork to pierce a few holes throughout the top of the cake. (This is so that the topping will penetrate and moisten the tart dough)

For the topping:

  • 150g / 5 1/3 oz. diced walnuts (I used 1 1/2 cups)
  • 100g / 3 1/2 oz. sugar (I used 1/2 cup)
  • 100g / 3 1/2 oz. butter
  • 1/2 dl / 7 oz. milk (I used 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, mix the butter, sugar and milk, bring to a boil.
  2. Add the walnuts and cook for a few more minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and pour the topping evenly over the tart shell.

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4. Return the tart back to the oven and bake until the top turned golden and crispy.

Enjoy!

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