Salted Caramel Walnut Tart

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Jul. 14, 2023
It took me a while to figure out a way to convert one of my favorite ice cream flavors into a pie—one of my favorite desserts. The result took quite a few tries, but in the end, it was so worth it. —Ruth Ealy, Plain City, Ohio
Salted Caramel Walnut Tart Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons golden syrup or light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. Let eggs stand at room temperature 30 minutes. In a microwave, heat cream on high for 20 seconds. Keep warm. Meanwhile, in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and syrup, stirring frequently. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Slowly pour cream into pan; continue stirring constantly (cream may spatter) until well blended. Gradually add butter, stirring until melted. Add vanilla and sea salt; stir until smooth. Cool.
  2. Roll out dough to fit into a 9-in. tart pan; trim edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°. Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of foil; fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack 10-12 minutes or until edge is golden brown. Remove foil and weights; bake until bottom is golden brown, 3-5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Reduce oven setting to 350°. Whisk eggs into caramel mixture; stir in walnuts. Add filling to crust. Bake until center is just set (mixture will jiggle), 20-25 minutes. Cool completely. Refrigerate leftovers.

Test Kitchen tips
  • If you don't like walnuts, feel free to go nuts with others! Try substituting pecans, almonds or even mixed nuts.
  • For testing, we used Lyle's Golden Syrup. It adds a subtle caramel flavor that's just right with walnuts. If you can't find it, simply use regular corn syrup.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 piece: 293 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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