American Club Three Nut Torte

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar , divided
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Melt 2 cups sugar in 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add cream, stirring briskly until well combined with sugar. Stir in nuts; cool, set aside.
  2. Cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla extract. Add flour; mix well.
  3. Spread 2 cups dough onto bottom and 1 1/2 inches high around sides of 10-inch spring form pan. Spread nut mixture evenly over dough in pan. Roll remaining dough to 10-inch circle between wax paper. Place over nut mixture; pinch edges to seal. Brush with combined egg white and water.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour. Cool.
  5. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Yield: 16 servings

Source: Rhys Lewis, Executive Chef, American Club, Highland Drive, Kohler, Wisconsin