Saturday, 14 September 2013

This Italian tart is one of my most loved recipes and always goes down a treat in our house. This recipe is a vegetarian version and very healthy but feel free to add any parma ham or even salami for you meat lovers out there. You could also add some anchovies and sun dried tomatoes or different cheese like goats cheese if you like your tart more adventurous. The tart makes also an exellent starter for a dinner party which will leave your guests wishing for more. I hope you will give this recipe a go and let me know how you liked it. 

Here is how you make it:

 serves 4-5

1 ready rolled puff pasty
3 medium red onions, peel and finely sliced
1 clove of garlic, peel and slice
400g fresh spinach, wash
1 egg
200ml cream
150g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
a knob of butter 
olive oil
fresh or dried oregano
salt & pepper


Preheat the oven to 190 C/gas 5. Next, put a knob of butter in a medium pan and gently fry the onions on a low heat for 10 minutes until they are soft and sweet but not golden, turn up the heat and add the garlic for another few seconds.
Put the cooked onions and garlic in a medium sized bowl and add the cream, egg, Parmesan cheese, a little oregano, salt and pepper mix together and put to the side.
Cook the spinach with a little glug of olive oil on a medium heat and take the pan off when the spinach has wilted - this will only take a couple of minutes. Here you have two choices, you could either put the spinach in with the rest of the mixture or leave it on the side and put the spinach separately onto the pastry. I always just put it in with the mixture as it is easy and quick.
Next, roll out the pastry with the greased paper it comes with and line it with the tray, now spread the mixture evenly over your pastry case .Grate over a generous helping of Parmesan cheese and drizzle with a little olive oil.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbling and the filling has set.

Serve it with a little salad of watercress or rocket dressed with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice and some salt and pepper.



  1. This looks SOOOO good. I got so hungry just looking at this post. I love these! very lovely post! :)

    x leah symonne x

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  3. This looks delicious! Will deff be trying this one night! :)

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