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Salt and Honey Pie

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.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings




  • 1 1/2 cups cups of sugar
  • 3/4 cup 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 vanilla bean pod
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp 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!


recipe adapted from Momofuku Milk Bar


Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.1mg