Walnut-Garlic Tart with Chili Syrup Recipe

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Frank Garcia Modified: March 21, 2022
Walnut-Garlic Tart with Chili Syrup Recipe

How To Make Walnut-Garlic Tart with Chili Syrup

This walnut-garlic tart lends a medley of sweet and savory flavors, with a filling of cream-infused garlic, and a sweet and sticky chili syrup!

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 12garlic clove
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 2cupswalnut pieces
  • 2cupsheavy cream
  • 2tbsplight brown sugar
  • 1cuplight brown sugar
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1small hot red chili,fresh, not dried
  • 1cupall purpose flour
  • 2tspsalt
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 2stickunsalted butter,cold
  • ½cupgolden syrup,or light corn syrup
  • ½cansweetened condensed milk
  • 1tspvanilla extract


  1. Place 6 whole cloves garlic (with peel on) in a small baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and cover.

  2. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes, until very soft. Remove from oven, and as soon as they are cool enough to handle, squeeze out garlic from peel to cool.

  3. Spread walnuts on a baking sheet, and toast at 400 degrees for about 5 to 10 minutes, until fragrant and very slightly browned. Remove and set aside to cool.

  4. Pour the heavy cream into a saucepan, and gently stir in 2 tablespoons brown sugar to dissolve. Add 2 cloves roasted garlic, slightly crushed, and heat very gently over very low heat, stirring occasionally. Do not boil or even simmer.

  5. When thoroughly warmed, remove from heat and place in refrigerator to chill.

Chili Syrup:

  1. Combine ½ cup of granulated sugar and ½ cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat to a low simmer.

  2. Simmer briefly, until sugar is dissolved and syrup is clear.

  3. Deseed and finely chop chili. Remove syrup from heat and add chopped chili.

  4. Cool slightly, then pour into a serving pitcher to cool at room temperature.


  1. Place the flour, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, and 2 teaspoons salt in a food processor and pulse once or twice to combine. Add 1 stick butter, cut into about 16 chunks, and remaining 4 cloves roasted garlic.

  2. Pulse until dough begins to come together, drizzling in ice water as needed, about 3 to 4 tablespoons. Process until dough begins to form a ball.

  3. By hand, shape the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic, and chill in refrigerator at least 30 minutes.

  4. Roll out and fit into a 9-inch tart pan, patching and trimming as needed.

  5. Blind bake, weighted, at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes, until edges begin to brown, then remove pie weights.

  6. Bake a few more minutes until entire crust is lightly browned. Set aside to cool at room temperature.


  1. Peel and thinly slice remaining 6 cloves garlic.

  2. Melt 1 stick butter over medium-low heat, then mix in 1 cup brown sugar to dissolve. Stir in syrup and sweetened condensed milk.

  3. Heat slowly to 245 degrees F.

  4. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Stir in toasted walnut pieces and sliced garlic.

  5. Pour into baked crust. Refrigerate to cool.

To Serve:

  1. Strain the chilled cream, and whip to light, soft peaks.

  2. Serve slices of tart with a dollop of cream and a drizzle of syrup, or decorate whole tart with cream and syrup before slicing. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 6404.72kcal
  • Fat: 395.51g
  • Saturated Fat: 242.78g
  • Trans Fat: 7.41g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 109.44g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 19.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 696.14g
  • Fiber: 4.89g
  • Sugar: 453.96g
  • Protein: 51.07g
  • Cholesterol: 1235.43mg
  • Sodium: 3763.61mg
  • Calcium: 1445.08mg
  • Potassium: 2132.03mg
  • Iron: 9.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 3717.16µg
  • Vitamin C: 24.38mg
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