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American Club-style Three Nut Torte

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 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp water
  • Powdered sugar

Preparation:

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.

Cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla extract. Add flour; mix well. 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. Bake at 350° F for one hour. Cool.

Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Makes 16

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