You’ve never tasted anything like this Salt & Honey Pie. It is the most rich, decadent, and downright delicious dessert that is perfect for the holidays.
I sure wish I could take credit for this pie, but honestly, there’s no way I could come up with something like this. That’s one of the many reasons I’m so grateful to have Mindy of Decadent Creations as my friend! Not only is she a super awesome chick with the cutest hair cut ever and an awesome hubby who my kids just love, but she is probably the best recipe creator I’ve ever met. Every time I go to the farmer’s market, my family asked if I brought home any “Mindy Treats”. She’s well known in these parts because she not only appears on our local news to share recipes like this one, but she’s also been a Chopped Champion on the Food Network!
This pie is unlike anything you’ve ever had. Its as rich and sweet as a decadent pecan pie and the filling has a similar texture, but the taste is extraordinarily unique. If you’ve never paired salt with honey, its a force to be reckoned with. Only salt can balance out the incredible sweetness that honey delivers.
If you’re looking for a pie that’s different from your traditional go-tos that will not only impress your guests, but will leave them begging for the recipe – this is your pie. Enjoy!
This recipe uses pure vanilla extract. Did you know you can make your own homemade vanilla extract? It makes the perfect gift too. Watch how in the video below.
- 1 1/3 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/2 teaspoon sea salt)
- 2 Tablespoon of milk or water
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups of sugar
- 3⁄4 cup of honey
- 1⁄4 cup milk powder
- 1⁄4 cup freeze dried corn powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1⁄2 teaspoon of sea salt)
- 1⁄2 of one vanilla bean pod
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
- 3⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 egg yolks
- To make the crust, combine all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Combine the wet in a second bowl. Add the wet to the dry all at once, and toss together with a fork or rubber spatula until combined. Press the mixture into desired pie pan (9-10 inches). Bake the pie crust with pie weights and parchment for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
- To make the filling, combine the sugar, honey, milk powder, freeze dried corn powder, salt, and vanilla bean pod in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on low speed. Add the melted butter in 2 additions. Scrape the bowl well - the scraping will allow the finished pie to fully mix.
- In a separate bowl combine the heavy cream, vanilla, and egg yolks. Add this combination of liquid ingredients in two additions. Scrape the bowl well. Mix one last time to make sure the mixture is fully homogeneous. If the mixture has a texture like it's “broken”, that's fine, the overall viscosity must be consistent, however. If you've been a lazy-scraper in the early stages you'll regret it at this point.
- Fill the pie crust to the brim. Bake at 350 degrees for aproximately 40 minutes for a 9 inch pie or 45-48 minutes for a 10 inch. If your pie is 9 inches, you may have some filling leftover. The pie also will appear jiggly even when it's done. Cool completely before serving, some prefer room temperature, some prefer chilled. Either way, Enjoy!