- Yield: Serves 8 to 10
Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2006
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
- Lucinda Scala Quinn's Pate Brisee, Walnut Variation
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten, plus 1 lightly beaten egg for brushing
- 3/4 cup acacia, or other mild honey
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest, plus 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
- Fine sanding sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a 9 1/8-by-1 3/8-inch tart ring on a baking sheet lined with parchment; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 disk of dough to 1/8 inch thick; cut into a 14-inch round. Fit into tart ring; trim overhang to 1/2 inch. Refrigerate while making filling.
Whisk together 4 eggs, the honey, granulated sugar, butter, orange zest and juice, salt, and flour in a large bowl. Stir in walnuts. Pour into tart shell.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out remaining disk of dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into an 11-inch round. Cut 5 slits for vents. Drape over filling. Trim overhang to 1 inch; fold over bottom crust. Press edges to seal, and tuck into ring. Brush with remaining beaten egg, and sprinkle with sanding sugar.
Bake until a knife inserted in one of the vents comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack; let cool completely. Remove ring before serving. Can be stored, covered, overnight.