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    Honey and Pine Nut Tart

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 10 mins

    15 mins

    55 mins

    bluemoon downunder's Note:

    Honey, produced throughout Greece and Turkey, provides the classic sweet taste of so many Eastern Mediterranean desserts, including this delicious tart. I found this recipe in 'Taste of Greece', which has been eagerly devoured by those to whom I've served it each time I've made it. I've posted it here for the 2005 Zaar World Tour.

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    PASTRY

    THE FILLING

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas4; sift the flour into a bowl, add the butter and use your fingertips to work on the mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
    2. 2
      Stir in the icing sugar, add the eggs and 1 tablespoon of water and work on the dough until it becomes firm and leaves the edges of the bowl clean.
    3. 3
      Roll out the pastry onto a floured surface and use it to line a 23-cm/9-inch tart tin.
    4. 4
      Prick the pastry shell with a fork, and chill it for 10 minutes; then line it with aluminium foil or greaseproof paper and fill the pastry case with dried beans or rice, or baking beans; and bake the pastry shell for 10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Cream together the butter and caster sugar until the mixture is light, then beat in the eggs, one at a time.
    6. 6
      Gently heat the honey in a small pan until it is of a runny consistency, then add it to the butter mixture with the lemon zest and lemon juice.
    7. 7
      Stir in the pine nuts and salt, then pour the filling into the pastry case.
    8. 8
      Bake the tart for about 45 minutes, until the filling is lightly browned and set.
    9. 9
      Leave the tart to cool slightly in the tin, then dust generously with icing sugar.
    10. 10
      Serve the tart warm or at room temperature, with crème fraîche, Greek yoghurt or vanilla ice cream.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 08, 2009

      55

      My sister made this and I am reviewing it on her behalf. Tastes a lot like a tart I had in th south of France. Lovely!

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    Nutritional Facts for Honey and Pine Nut Tart

    Serving Size: 1 (203 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 853.7
     
    Calories from Fat 543
    63%
    Total Fat 60.4 g
    92%
    Saturated Fat 17.8 g
    89%
    Cholesterol 166.7 mg
    55%
    Sodium 140.5 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 72.9 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    11%
    Sugars 43.8 g
    175%
    Protein 13.6 g
    27%

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