Delicious Coventry tartlets


I have a new favourite honey dessert! I found this recipe in the wonderful Honey I’m Homemade recipe book (though there it is accredited to a booklet published by the American Honey Institute in 1941).

It produces 10 gorgeous creamy, sweet-but-not-t00-sweet tarts with a proper honey taste. I’ve translated the quantities into grams where necessary below –

320g cream cheese

0.5 cup honey

75g butter

2 egg yolks

0.5 teaspoon salt

0.25 teaspoon nutmeg

1 tablespoon orange juice

450g shortcrust pie (cheat and buy it, or use a recipe for honey pastry)


Combine all filling ingredients, beating to a smooth, creamy consistency.

Line tart moulds with pastry.

Prick pastry and fill with cheese filling. Bake at 230 degrees for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 160 degrees and bake for about another 15 minutes until golden brown.

For more honey recipes, honey tasting notes, and stories behind extraordinary honeys, see my recently published Little Book of Honey.


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6 Responses to Delicious Coventry tartlets

  1. ngiaretta says:

    These look yummy – portugese tarts are a favourite of mine, but adding honey sounds even yummier!

  2. ngiaretta says:

    These look like and even yummier version of poortugese tarts – off to make some soon!

  3. All over this!!! YUM! xx

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  6. Anna-Marie Julyan says:

    I had a go at the Coventry tarts as part of a challenge to eat honey rather than sugar. Here are my efforts and thank you for a lovely recipe: (I think you met my parents at a book-signing once – my dad is a beekeeper and farmer in Cornwall.

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