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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – November 2015

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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - Box

Hamptons Lane is a monthly gourmet food subscription box. Each month you get to preview the theme, and you can opt out if it’s not for you.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - Inside

 Hamptons Lane sent me this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

FYI – if you are interested in this box, it is still available as of today if you sign up for a subscription.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - Contents

The Subscription Box: Hamptons Lane

The Cost: $47 a month (with the option to skip any month).

 COUPON: Use coupon code Subscription10 to save $10 off your first box!

 The Products: Artisan food products centered around a new theme each month.

Ships to: US only, extra shipping costs for Alaska and Hawaii.

Check out our past reviews of Hamptons Lane or visit the Food Subscription Box Directory for more food boxes!

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - Booklet

This month’s theme is Tarts and Pies. I’ve been hoping that Hamptons Lane would release a baking box, so I was thrilled when this theme was revealed!

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The booklet details all of the items included in the box. 

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It also provides recipes and cooking tips.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - Presses

Leaf Press Set– $9.67

These presses can be used to create leaf-shaped pieces of dough to decorate holiday pies. I have a couple of (aging and slightly misshapen) metal leaf cutters that I usually use for this purpose, and I’m very pleased to be able to replace them with these beauties!

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - Tart

Tart Pan by Fat Daddio’s– $13.49

I’ve been in the market for new tart pan, too! (Hampton’s Lane is reading my mind with this box!) I like that this one has a removable bottom and is made from anodized aluminum. The only negative is that it’s not dishwasher friendly, but I don’t think anodized aluminum ever is.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - Honey

 Whipped Cinnamon Honey by Cloister Honey– $8

I like jams and jellies, but honey has always been my go-to topping for toast and biscuits. This whipped honey is surprisingly thick, spreadable vs. drizzle-able, and the cinnamon flavor is heavenly. Hamptons Lane claims that this spread can rival maple syrup, which immediately made me want to try warming it up and using it as a topping for Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - Spices

Chicken Pie Spice and Pumpkin Pie Spice from RawSpiceBar– $8

RawSpiceBar spices also feature in Hamptons Lane’s Modern Moroccan Box. I thought they were a great addition to that box, so I’m pleased to see Chicken Pie Spice and Pumpkin Pie Spice featured this month. (Good to know: the Pumpkin Pie Spice will also be featured in this month’s RawSpiceBar subscription.)

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - Weights

Ceramic Pie Weights from Fox Run– $5.99

Whenever I bake pies at home (or at work), I use dried beans as pie weights, so these ceramic weights are a serious upgrade! In case anyone doesn’t know what pie weights are, they’re used when blind baking (also known as parbaking) a pie crust to prevent the bottom from bubbling up and/or shrinking. It’s important to partially bake a crust before adding the filling, especially when you’re making a pie with a really wet filling like pumpkin pie or quiche, so that the crust is crispy and flaky- not soggy.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - Cutter

Double Sided Pastry Cutter from Fox Run– $5.95

This pastry cutter can be used to cut and crimp pie dough, and Hamptons Lane recommends using it to create perfect lattice strips for topping apple pie.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - Sugar 

Sweet Orange Sugar by Terre Botanicals– $13.50

(Note: I’ve taken the pricing information for this item from the Hamptons Lane site, since I can’t find the item available for sale online.)

Terre Botanicals specializes in sugars, savory blends, and essential oils. This Sweet Orange Sugar has a fantastic aroma, and the packaging is simple and lovely. I love sampling gourmet food products, and this sugar is such a fun twist on a kitchen staple. Terre Botanicals recommends using it as a finishing sugar or as a sweetener for tea. 

Tart Time! 

Every month, Hamptons Lane provides recipes to accompany their box, and so many of this month’s recipes looked fantastic that I had a difficult time deciding what to make! Ultimately, I decided to try out the tart pan by making the Sweet Orange Ricotta Tart.

Sweet Orange Ricotta Tart

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - TartRecipe


To begin, I rolled out a sheet of room-temperature puff pastry and cut it to fit the tart pan.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - TartWeights


I lined the pan with parchment and used the ceramic pie beans to weigh down the base. I parbaked the crust at 350 for about 10 minutes.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - TartParbaked

Usually, I’m an advocate for making things myself whenever possible, but I make an exception for puff pastry, since it’s labor intensive and time consuming. My favorite frozen puff pastry is Dufour. It’s fantastic- super flaky and buttery. It’s not cheap ($10.99 per pack at my local Whole Foods), but I think it’s worth the splurge. 

While the crust was baking, I mixed up the filling by combing ricotta, mascarpone, caster sugar, sweet orange sugar, orange zest, and eggs. I whisked this together until it was smooth, removed the parchment and pie weights, and filled the crust. I had quite a lot of filling left over, so I reserved it to use in another application. (Maybe I’ll make mini cheesecakes or something…)

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - TartFilled


I returned the tart to the oven and baked it for another 30 minutes.

While I waited, I brought a mixture of water and sugar to a boil on the stove. The recipe suggested slicing the oranges 1/4” thick, but that seemed very thick to me. Instead, I sliced them about 1/16” thick, so they would soften and become softer and more candied as they cooked in the syrup. I boiled the slices for a few minutes until the pith turned clear, removed them from the syrup, and sprinkled the top of each slice with Sweet Orange Sugar.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - TartOranges


When the tart filling was set and the crust was golden, I removed it from the oven and topped it with the slices of orange.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - TartBaked

This tart was truly delicious. The buttery crust was crunchy, yet soft, and the filling was creamy and rich. The orange slices on top were sweet, chewy, and provided a nice punch of citrus flavor. I love how easy this recipe was to prepare. I’ll definitely make it again!

Verdict: I always have so much fun preparing the recipes from Hamptons Lane. They do such a great job curating boxes around a theme, and I think this box has a great balance of equipment and ingredients. I love the tart pan, pie weights, and whipped honey, and I can’t wait to sample the spice blends from RawSpiceBar. The items in this box total approximately $55, which isn’t bad at all for the $47 cost. I can’t wait to try some of the other recipes Hamptons Lane has provided for this month (I’m lookin’ at you Chicken & Squash Pot Pie!), and I’m already excited to see what December’s theme will be. Something holiday-related perhaps?

What do you think of this month’s baking box from Hamptons Lane?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Recipe question: How much of the two sugars goes into the filling and how much into the water for boiling the oranges? I want to make this! Thank you.

  2. Your tart looks amazing! I want this box!

  3. Lindsey, will the package of Dufour pastry make two of these tarts? If not, how much did you have to cut off and were you able to salvage it for another purpose? Thanks!

  4. I was excited for this box, but the leaf presses were missing. I was planning on using them for Thanksgiving and obviously couldn’t. I only got a response a week after my initial complaint (believe it or not, that is the quickest response I have ever gotten from them), and now the leaf presses are useless to me (if they ever even get sent to me). The recipes were also poorly written. The orange ricotta tart recipe left the eggs out of the instructions.

    The idea is great and I can’t wait until another company starts doing something like this, because this company’s customer service is AWFUL. This is the second issue I have had with them and both times it took them forever to respond to me via email and they actually ignored my emails a few times. The only time I could get them to respond to me was on Facebook. It is absolutely absurd that they don’t have a phone number, especially when they don’t respond to the only form of communication they allow. I do not recommend you subscribe. You can get the same things elsewhere for cheaper. Compare on Amazon and their “values” are very inflated. Save your time and money.

  5. This review and everyones comments are making me want to subscribe! It’s not as much bang for your buck when it comes to RV but I really think my husband would love it (he does all the cooking in our house and I encourage him by buying him cooking stuff haha). I’ll be on the lookout for a coupon code or deal this Black Friday

  6. Oh wow this looks so good!

  7. I am in love with this box! I’m just disappointed that my pie weights came in a plastic bag- I see that yours came in a re-usable container. I’ll have to find something to store mine in, but that’s a minor complaint. I’m pretty thrilled with my first box!

    • Hey Suzanne!
      After reading your comment we were all like *what?!* in the office! We would be MORE than happy to send you a replacement for that! We are so sorry that the weights came in a bag! Would you send us over an email and if you wouldn’t sending us a picture as well? (Just so we can make sure this doesn’t happen again!)

      Thank you and we are so happy that you love your box!
      Hamptons Lane
      [email protected]

  8. I would like you to run a contest to win the pie you made! 😉

  9. I absolutely love Hamptons Lane. I was so excited to see that they were doing this box and in perfect time for the holidays. I love their subscription because you can opt in or opt out or chose a different box that might suit you better. I have never been disappointed with a box and can’t wait to start using my tart pan this week.

  10. You two have sold me on this box. Would you mind listing the ‘ingredients’ for the orange sugar? I know how to make vanilla sugar but never heard of orange sugar. Thanks!

  11. I got sent the wrong box. Was supposed to get this one and it looks GREAT. Bummed as I probably won’t get the correct one by thanksgiving.

  12. Cookbook worthy photos!

  13. I had my eye on that tart!!! Glad to see it came out so deliciously:)
    I made the pumpkin pie and it was very good, and I used the cinnamon honey in the whipped cream I served with it. The pastry leaves were easy to make and made it look extra good.
    I wasn’t crazy about their “perfect pie crust”, I’m going back to my usual pie crust recipe but the filling was really good, the pumpkin pie spices were exceptional. I think I’m trying the pear/goat cheese tart next!

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