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Tarta De Tres Nueces, or three nut tart, is an easy-to-make, delicious dessert. With honey, hazelnuts, pecans, and walnuts tucked into a tender, flaky all-butter crust. | What a Girl Eats
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Honey Nut Tart {Tarta De Tres Nueces}

This honey nut tart or tarta de tres nueces, is a traditional dessert from Nicaragua. The pastry is brushed with chocolate and topped with a honey and nut filling. 
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Latin
Servings: 12
Calories: 412kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 9" tart shell
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate melted
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups nuts hazelnuts, pecans and walnuts, chop first and then measure. (1 1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 tablespoon tangerine or orange zest


  • Preheat oven to 350* F. Roll out pastry and pre-bake tart shell for 10-15 minutes until light golden brown. 
    tart crust for hazelnut tart
  • While tart shell is pre-baking, make honey nut filling. In and medium saucepan, add butter, honey, cream, and brown sugar and bring to a boil, stirring.
  • Let it boil 3 to 4 minutes, remove from heat and stir in nuts, orange zest and vanilla.
    honey and nut mixture
  • Remove tart shell from oven. Let cool slightly. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
  • Paint the bottom of the shell with a thin layer of the melted chocolate. Save any extra for drizzling.
    chocolate brushed tart
  • Pour nut mixture into tart shell and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
    Pouring nuts into the tart
  • Let cool completely. Drizzle with extra chocolate if desired. Serve with extra melted chocolate and freshly whipped cream.
    side view of tart


Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg