Tomato-Chèvre Tart (Chatelaine Magazine)

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“This creamy quiche is incredbly easy to assmeble thanks to the press-in-the-pan pastry. Fillings can be changed up to suit you. -Chatelaine, April 2010”
1 pie

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For crust, place flour, sugar and salt in a food processor. Whirl until mixed. Add butter. Pulse just until coarse crumbs form. Add vinegar and pulse just until mixture begins to form a ball. Remove dough and gather into a ball.
  2. Lightly oil a 9-in. (23-cm) tart pan with removable bottom (If you don’t have a fluted tart pan with a removable bottom, use a 9-in (23-cm) aluminum or glass pie plate. Don’t place on a baking sheet; instead, bake directly on oven rack.) Place dough in centre of pan. Using the palm of your hand, press dough from middle of pan to edges. With your fingertips, press dough up sides of pan until the dough is even with the rim. Pastry will be very thin. Refrigerate for 30 min to firm.
  3. Position rack in bottom of oven and preheat to 400F (200C). In a medium bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk in milk, cream, salt and pepper. Crumble goat cheese into a large bowl. Using the back of a wooden spoon, mash cheese. Continue mashing while gradually adding egg mixture. Mixture may be lumpy. Stir in chives.
  4. Quarter tomatoes lengthwise. Cut out seeds and core. Arrange tomato quarters in chilled crust in a circular pattern.
  5. Slowly pour in egg mixture. Swirl to evenly distribute chives. Place tart shell on a baking sheet. Bake until centre of filling is set when pan is jiggled, 35 to 40 minute Let stand 15 minute Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.
  6. VARIATIONS: Try the cheesy asparagus version: Stir 1 cup (250 mL) grated gruyère or swiss cheese into egg mixture instead of using goat cheese. In place of tomatoes, use 1 bunch of asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces, and a 398-mL can of artichokes, drained and chopped. Or, for a sweet clafoutis custard tart, add 2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar to pastry. In step 3, use only 1 egg and 1 yolk instead of 3 whole eggs. Instead of the salt, pepper, cheese and chives, use 1 cup (250 mL) ground almonds, 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar and 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla. Use 2 plums, cut into wedges, or 1 cup (250 mL) jarred cherries, patted dry, in place of tomatoes.

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