Macadamia Caramel Tart

Macadamia Caramel Tart

It’s time to get all cliche around here.  I’ve officially been married for two whole years.  Where has time gone?  Sometimes it feels like just yesterday we were getting married.  And then at others it feels like we’ve been married for a lot longer than just two years – I mean that in a good way not bad!

We kept it pretty low key and celebrated our anniversary at home.  One of the most meaningful gifts that we received at our wedding were two beautiful champagne flutes.  They came with a note explaining how we should use them – a tradition that the couple who gave them to us was given on their own wedding day many years prior.  Each year on our anniversary we must take out the flutes and drink a bottle of champagne.  They can’t be used for anything else – just that one day a year.  So for the second year in a row, that’s exactly what we did.  Drink champagne out of our special flutes.  And eat this tart.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dry roasted salted macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dry roasted salted macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
  • vanilla ice cream, if desired
Read the whole recipe on Cookie Monster Cooking