Lemon, ricotta and pine nut tart

Preparation time
30 mins to 1 hour

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves
Serves 8

Dietary
Vegetarian

A creamy Italian-inspired dessert.

Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 200g/7oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 100g/3½oz very cold butter, cut into small cubes, plus extra for greasing
  • 60g/2¼oz ground almonds
  • 60g/2¼oz icing sugar, sifted
  • ½ lemon, zest only
  • pinch salt
  • 1 large free-range egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the filling

  • 300g/10½oz ricotta cheese
  • 100g/3½oz mascarpone
  • 100ml/3½fl oz cream
  • ½ lemon, zest only
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp runny honey
  • 6 large free-range eggs, separated
  • 150g/5½oz pine nuts
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • 200g/7oz crème fraîche