FOOD

Caramel Hazelnut Mini Tartlets

Instead of spooning Nutella from the jar, savor the chocolatey spread in these cute, little pastries.

FOOD

Caramel Hazelnut Mini Tartlets

Instead of spooning Nutella from the jar, savor the chocolatey spread in these cute, little pastries.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Nutella Filling

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Warm caramel sauce, to garnish

Steps

Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together butter, sugar, vanilla extract and kosher salt. Stir in flour and mix well.
  3. Press dough into mini tart pans and freeze for 15 minutes.
  4. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and cool completely.

Nutella Filling

  1. Mix together 1/4 cup of heavy cream and cornstarch in a bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add Nutella, the rest of the cream, vanilla and salt.
  3. Whisk cornstarch mixture into Nutella mixture.
  4. Turn heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, stirring frequently with a whisk.
  5. When it comes to a boil, whisk continuously until it thickens, about 2 minutes.
  6. Pour Nutella filling into each tart crust.
  7. Let cool to room temperature, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to set.
  8. When ready to serve, drizzle with warm caramel sauce.