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Slice honey cheesecake with pecans.

Honeycomb Cheesecake

Honeycomb Cheesecake is a creamy mascarpone and cream cheese dessert made with fresh honey, vanilla, and orange blossom water in a pecan crust. Topped with fresh honeycomb and Pecan Brittle.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12 slices
Author Jenn


Honeycomb Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 oz (225 grams) Mascarpone Cheese room temperature
  • 8 oz (225 grams) Cream Cheese room temperature
  • 2 Large Eggs room temperature
  • Cup (113 grams) Honey
  • 1.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Orange Blossom Water
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt


  • Fresh Honey Comb

Pecan Brittle

  • ½ Cup (170 grams) Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 ½ Cups (300 grams) Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Cups (226 grams) Pecans Whole and or Pieces



  • Preheat Oven to 325 F (160 C), set aside Pecan Crust.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, on medium speed, mix together room temperature mascarpone and cream cheese. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl as needed.
  • Add each egg and mix one a time.
  • Pour in honey, vanilla, orange blossom water, and salt. Mix until combined.
  • Transfer cheesecake filling into pie crust. Tap the sides of the pan with a spoon to release any air bubbles.
  • Bake on middle rack of oven for 45 minutes until just the center of the cheesecake is still wobbly.
  • Turn off oven and let cool with the oven door ope for an hour.
  • Remove cheesecake from oven and let cool completely on a cooling rack. Place pie in fridge 2-3 hrs to chill before serving.

Pecan Brittle

  • Place pecan and pecan pieces on a silicone mat lined baking tray with a rim.
  • In a medium saucepan about 2 inches deep, stir together corn syrup and sugar.
  • Turn heat onto medium high and let sit until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Reduce to medium heat and let sit until lightly golden in color.
  • Carefully pour HOT sugar mixture onto pecan pieces. Let sit until completely cool.
  • Once cooled it should be hard and easy to lift like a firm sheet of sugar.
  • Bang pan onto counter to break into pieces or break with your hands.
  • Place brittle on top of cheesecake and enjoy.


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