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Salty Honey Pie

Salty Honey Pie

  • Author: Katie Deacon
  • Total Time: 40 minute
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x


This salty honey pie from Four and Twenty Blackbirds has a deliciously sweet custard topped with a sprinkle of crunchy salt, it’s just perfect.  Irresistible almost!



For the crust:

  • 120g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 360g plain flour
  • 2tsp caster sugar
  • 80ml  buttermilk
  • 1/2tsp salt

For the filling:

  • 120g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1tbsp polenta
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g honey
  • 3 large, free range eggs
  • 120ml double cream
  • 2tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 12tsp flaked salt


  1. First of all make the crust. Put the flour, butter, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl blend together with your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the buttermilk and stir until the mixture forms a ball. (If the mixture is too crumbly, add cold water as needed to bring it together.) Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
  2. Unwrap the dough and place it on a lightly floured surface. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it’s around 11″ round, big enough to overlap your pie dish. Transfer the dough to a 9″ pie dish, fold any overlap under itself and crimp the edges*. Cover with plastic wrap and pop in the fridge while you prepare the filling.
  3. Heat the oven to 175°C. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Combine the melted butter, sugar, polenta and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Whisk in the honey, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the cream and vinegar and whisk to combine.
  4. Pour the filling into the chilled pie crust and bake until the top and edge of the pie are golden brown and the centre of the pie is jiggly but no longer liquid, 45 to 55 minutes. Allow to set for a few hours and serve at room temperature sprinkled with flaked salt.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus chilling
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Pies and Tarts
  • Cuisine: Baking

Keywords: Four and Twenty Black Birds, Brooklyn, Pie, Salty Honey Pie, New York