Recipe from Cattle Kings Grill, Houston.

10 ounces pine nuts
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 pound butter (at room temperature)
1 egg
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract

Butter and flour two 10-inch tart pans with removable bottoms. Refrigerate.

Mix pine nuts and flour in food processor bowl fitted with a metal blade until nuts are finely ground. Transfer to another bowl and mix in sugar. Add butter, egg, and vanilla. Refrigerate 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Press dough into pans, building edge up 1/2 inch above sides of pan. Bake 6 to 7 minutes, rotate pans, and bake 5 more minutes until golden brown (dough will set up even though it may look soft or cracked). Let cool to room temperature.

Lemon Filling

6 whole eggs
5 egg yolks
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
(approximately 8 lemons)
1/2 pound plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Powdered sugar and fresh berries for garnish

In large mixing bowl beat together eggs, yolks, and sugar, then cook in double boiler, whisking mixture until it starts to thicken. Add lemon juice a third at a time, whisking in each portion thoroughly. Cook until thickened, then beat in butter in small chunks until incorporated. Pour into shell. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate overnight. To serve, dust with powdered sugar and garnish with berries.

Enjoy this recipe with Hot Chocolate from Cattle Kings Grill.