Honey, pear, macadamia and lime tart

I made this with pears, but you could substitute apples or even quinces if you are feeling game!


  • 150g macadamias
  • 125g butter
  • 150g sugar
  • zest of half a lime
  • 2 tbs self raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs honey
  • zest of half a lime
  • 2 tbs macadamias
  • 2 pears (cut into 3 thick slices each, top to bottom)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a long flan tin with foil (or baking paper).
  2. From the first group of ingredients, blitz 150g of the macadamias in a whizzer until it resembles chunky bread crumbs. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
  3. In the same blender, mix together the sugar and butter until light and creamy. Add the egg and zest and beat until light and creamy.
  4. Fold in flour and macadamia meal until well combined.
  5. Dot the flan tin with the second lot of butter and macadamia nuts and then drizzle over honey and lime zest. Lie the pear slices top to tail to cover the base of the tin.
  6. Spoon the macadamia mix over the top.
  7. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown on top.
  8. To serve, invert onto a rectangular tray and serve warm or at room temperature with thick cream.

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