Puff Pastry Honey Nut Tartlets

The light, flaky pastry shells pair perfectly with the nutty flavor of the filling. These tartlets would be the perfect dessert for a holiday meal.



1/2 cup whipping cream


1/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon brandy

1/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

1/3 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

1 (10 ounce) package puff pastry shells, found in frozen aisle of grocery store

ice cream, if desired

Honey Tips

How Honey Is Created

Honey is created when bees mix plant nectar, a sweet substance secreted by flowers, with their own bee enzymes.


Preheat oven to 400°.
In a medium saucepan combine whipping cream, honey, sugar and butter. Bring to a full boil. Continue to boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in brandy and nuts. Pour filling into a bowl and refrigerate 1 hour.
While filling cools, bake pastry shells for 20 minutes. Place on cooling rack. Using a fork remove top of shells. Discard tops.
When filling has cooled, spoon into pastry shells. Bake an additional 10 minutes until filling is brown. Remove to rack to cool. Serve with a small scoop of ice cream.
Serves: 4