Project Description

Pumpkin, Leek and Fetta Tart

New Recipe

  • Serves 6-8
  • Preparation time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

Pastry

  • 1 ¼ cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 120g butter
  • 2 tsps cold water

Filling

  • 180g Lemnos Traditional Fetta, drained and broken into large chunks
  • 500g pumpkin, peeled, seeds removed and diced into 2 cm cubes
  • 50g butter
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 leeks, white part only, washed and thinly sliced
  • 6 eggs, whisked
  • 600mL cream
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves, washed
  • 2 tbsps fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C.

  1. Drizzle the pumpkin with olive oil, toss to coat and transfer to a baking tray. Season generously and roast in the oven for around 20-25 minutes or until soft and beginning to brown.  Remove from the oven.
  2. Grease and line a 22 cm tart dish with baking paper.
  3. Heat butter and oil in a large frying pan or sauté pan and gently cook the leeks until soft.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs and cream. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Remove the pastry from the freezer, line with baking paper and baking weights (or dried beans or uncooked rice) and bake blind for about 15 minutes or until golden. Remove paper and weights.
  6. To assemble, top pastry with pumpkin and leek, pour in egg mixture and top with crumbled Lemnos Traditional Fetta, spinach and dill. Gently stir with a fork to combine the ingredients.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden and set in the middle.

To make pastry, process flour, salt and butter in a food processor until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.  Add the water and process until a ball forms.  Remove from the food processor and briefly knead.  Press the pastry into the greased and lined tart pan and place in the freezer before preparing the filling.

Tip: If you are really short of time use frozen short crust pastry.

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