Walnut and Honey Tart

Croûte aux noix et au miel

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • For

    six

    people

Appears in

Cuisine of the Sun

By Roger Vergé

Published 1979

  • About

Inexpensive

Finishing the dish: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100 g ( oz) pâte sablée
  • 200 g (7 oz) walnut halves (preferably fresh)
  • 5 tablespoons thick honey (preferably Provençal lavender honey)
  • 6 lumps of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh double cream
  • a little flour for dusting the pastry board

Equipment

  • 11 pastry board
  • 1 rolling-pin
  • 1 baking-sheet

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Mark 6. Sprinkle the pastry board and the pastry with flour. Roll the pastry into a round 25 cm (10 in) across. You will now have a flat disc of pastry. Place it on a baking-sheet and prick here and there with a fork. Put it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes then bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Allow to cool.
  2. Meanwhile cut each half walnut into four pieces. Put the lumps of sugar in the saucepan with 4 tablespoons of cold water. Place over a medium heat and allow to caramelise to a light chestnut brown. Now tip in the walnuts and coat them with the caramel, stirring them about with the spatula so that they are well coated.
  3. Away from the heat add the honey and cream, mixing them in well with the spatula until the mixture has cooled to lukewarm.
  4. Spread the mixture in an even layer on the cooked pastry. Allow to rest for 20 minutes before serving.