Lemon and honey tarte

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Today I got to make this delicious lemon honey tarte. Spring is finally coming to Vienna and when the sun starts shining all day long I feel like baking fruity, refreshing and happy looking tarts. Just like the sun. I found this yummy recipe and changed it to suit my taste. It consists of many ingredients like honey, cinnamon, lemon and curd cheese which go together very well. Instead of curd cheese you can also use ricotta or cream cheese, the crust is simply perfect light and crumbly and the curd cheese makes the whole tarte very light and yummy perfect for spring!

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This is what you will need…

…for the crust

  • 230g flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 3-4 tbs. cold water

Combine flour, salt, sugar and butter in an kitchen mixer or use your hands. Knead butter into flour mixture until no butter lumps remain. Add cold water and knead/mix until dough is smooth. Form a ball and refrigerate.

Meanwhile prepare the filling

…for the filling

  • 380g curd cheese/ricotta/cream cheese
  • 5 tbs. honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • zest and juice from 1 lemon

Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Combine curd cheese with honey. Mix in eggs, cinnamon, lemon juice and zest until well combined.

Roll out the your pie crust and lay in pie pan. Prick dough using a fork. Then pre-bake in oven for about 15 minutes. Remove from oven, pour filling into pie shell and bake for another 30 minutes.

Let your pie cool out completely. This one definitely tastes best cold, maybe served with whipped cream, or berries?

Enjoy,

xx

Nadja
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