Recipe - Caramel Macadamia Tarts

Caramel Macadamia Tarts by Foodland Recipe Kitchen

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Serves: Makes 12 Large or 24 Small


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 180g unsalted butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup cream
  • 1 tsp ground star anise
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups whole roasted and salted macadamia nuts
  • 12 large or 24 small store bought tart cases
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Edible flowers to garnish


  • Small Heavy Based Saucepan


1. Place sugar, butter, honey, cream, star anise and vanilla
in a small, heavy based saucepan. Bring slowly to
the boil, reduce heat a little and continue boiling until
the caramel starts to form.

2. You will notice a change in appearance of the bubbles;
they will be smaller and cover the surface.
Test the caramel by dropping a few drops into a glass of cold
water; it should be at soft ball stage.

3. When the caramel is at this stage, remove from the
heat, add macadamia nuts, stir to coat all the nuts with
the caramel.

4. Moving quickly, fill tart cases with the macadamia
caramel. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and allow to cool.