Two types of honey lend this luscious tart its elusive taste: Intensely floral leatherwood honey, which could easily overwhelm the buttery shortbread-like crust and mild pine nuts, is tempered by mellow acacia honey.



For the Pasta Frolla
For the Filling


Instructions Checklist
  • Make the pasta frolla: Whisk cream, egg, yolk, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Pulse flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a food processor to mix. Add butter, and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. With the machine running, add cream mixture, and process until dough just comes together. Shape dough into 2 disks, and wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate 1 disk until firm, about 1 hour; reserve remaining disk for another use. (Dough can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 3 months; thaw before using.)

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. On a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. (If dough is soft and sticky, transfer to a baking sheet and freeze until firm but pliable, about 5 minutes.) Cut out a 12-inch round, and fit it into a fluted 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. (Patch any tears with scraps of dough.) Freeze while making the filling (or cover and freeze for up to 3 days).

  • Make the filling: Bring sugar, honeys, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan, whisking until sugar dissolves. Add butter, and whisk until incorporated. Transfer honey mixture to a medium bowl, and let cool for 30 minutes. Whisk in cream, egg, and yolk until incorporated.

  • Place tart pan on a rimmed baking sheet. Scatter pine nuts over bottom. Slowly pour filling over pine nuts, redistributing pine nuts evenly with your fingers. Bake until crust is golden brown and center is set but still slightly wobbly, about 1 hour. Transfer tart to a wire rack, and let cool completely. Remove from pan, and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Store honey at room temperature for up to 2 years. If it no longer flows freely, place the bottle in warm water; the gentle heat will return the honey to a liquid state.

Reviews (2)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2.0 stars
This was extremely sweet and the Sandalwood honey was too overpowering. I was definitely disappointed in the results as I made this for a Christmas gathering and no one liked it. :(
Rating: 4 stars
I've made this pie several times now. the first few times I substituted other honeys bc I couldn't get the Tasmanian honey and it was absolutely delicious. --the crust isn't the easiest to work with when rolling out but once you get it into the tart pan, it's very malleable so it can be pushed easily into place. --the pie has been such a hit that I ordered the leatherwood Tasmanian honey from Amazon and OMG it gives it an entirely new character. exotic and wonderful. def worth it.
Rating: Unrated
I live in New Mexico and the Pine Nut (Pinon) reigns supreme here. When I saw this recipe in my Living Magazine I knew I had to make it. I have made it over a dozen times for special parties and events. Everyone LOVES it. I have never once had anyone say they didn't love it. I try to go to the Farmer's Market and get local honey to use. I use a light and a dark variety. Tomorrow I am making one for a dessert auction and I anticipate it will raise some serious cash! Thanks!!