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Maple, Walnut and Butter Tart


 Maple, Walnut and Butter Tart

Maple, Walnut and Butter Tart



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Very close to the chef's heart, the recipe of this dish was created by Chef Peter Goerge's mother. A warm and delicate tart with walnuts, raspberries and a butter-maple sauce.


  • For the Tart:

    1 egg

    5 cups of flour

    455 gm of tender flake lard / vanaspati, chilled

    2 Tbsp white vinegar

    1/2 a cup ice water

    1 1/2 tsp salt

    For the Filling:

    1 egg

    2 tsp of raspberry / strawberry jam

    1-2 tsp of lightly toasted coconut (shredded)

    2-3 tsp maple syrup

    1 Tbsp corn syrup

    1 cup brown sugar

    5-6 golden raisins

    5-6 walnuts

    1 1/2 Tbsp butter

    A pinch of salt

    Vanilla to taste

    For Plating:

    1 tsp custard

    1 tsp maple syrup

    3-4 maple glazed walnuts

    3-4 raspberries or strawberries

    A scoop of walnut & maple ice cream

    A pinch of icing sugar


In a cup, beat one egg and keep separately.

In another cup, mix ice water and white vinegar up to the brim and keep aside.

Then, in a bowl, sift the flour and salt together and keep aside. Now, cut the lard / vanaspati into little pieces.

In a pastry blender, add half of the lard / vanaspati to flour mixture and blend until it becomes crumbly.

Now in another bowl, add the egg, water and vinegar mixture in small amounts at a time and mix with a fork until balls form.

Knead the dough lightly on a board and chill it in the refrigerator for an hour.

In another bowl, beat the egg, butter, maple syrup, for 1-2 minutes in a bowl but leave the little chunks of butter in it.

Then add 1/3 cup of raisins (plumped in hot water) and 1/3 cup mixed shredded coconut and walnut pieces.

Now, roll out the dough and line twelve large well-greased muffin tins and fill each tart shell 2/3 full with butter tart mixture and bake in a pre-heated 400-degree oven for 8 - 10 minutes.

If the tarts start to boil over turn the heat down to 350 degrees.

Now for the filling, whisk an egg, butter, and maple syrup together in a pan.

In the same pan, add brown sugar, salt, corn syrup and vanilla and whisk it again for 30 - 60 seconds.

Now fill the baked tart shells with raspberry jam, shredded coconut, golden raisins and some roasted walnuts.

Now power-bake them in an oven for 10 minutes at 350 degree Celsius.


On a plate, spread a spoon of custard and maple syrup on one side. Now place the hot tart in the center garnish with maple glazed walnuts and raspberries. Place a scoop of maple walnut ice cream in the center of the tart and finally dust a little icing sugar on it.

Key Ingredients: egg, all purpose flour, vinegar, salt, strawberry, desiccated coconut, brown sugar, raisin, walnuts, butter, vanilla essence, icing sugar