Shallot and goats cheese tart

Holiday Appetizer Shallot and Goats cheese tart

Tarts make great appetizers during the Holidays and this Shallot and Goats cheese tart is both quick and easy to put together for guests.

Shallot and goats cheese tart

I have been incorporating more seasonal foods into our shopping routine now that I have more time to cook and experiment with flavors.

Onion and cheese and pastry is quintessentially British and This tart comprises of salty, earthy and sweet flavors with a satisfying crunch from the airy pastry crust.

Making Shallot and Goats Cheese Tart

Any onion will work however I find shallots have a milder flavor and give a nice sweetness when caramelized.

The goats cheese has a beautifully sharp and creamy bite but any creamy or crumbly cheese would be perfect.

Pomegranates and Honey

Pomegranates are a very abundant in the winter and so versatile and paired really well with the robust flavors of the shallots and goats cheese.

Finished off with finely chopped fresh thyme and a drizzle of honey, it balances out the strong flavor of cheese and onion really nicely.

Shallot and goats cheese tart
Finish the tart with fresh thyme, pomegranate seeds and a drizzle of honey.

Choosing the Pastry

To note, homemade pastry is always the best, however puff pastry is a skill I’ve yet to obtain.

I used the Jus-roll puff pastry ready rolled sheet from Sainsbury’s which is inexpensive and cuts prep time down a great deal.

Storing the Pastry

This didn’t last the day however I suggest wrapping it tightly in cling film and placing it in the fridge.

To avoid the pastry from becoming soggy it should be eaten within 2 days.

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How to make Shallot and Goats Cheese Tart

AuthorsefordCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

This shallot and goats cheese tart makes an amazing appetizer topped with fresh thyme, pomegranate seeds and drizzled with honey.

Shallot and goats cheese tart

 

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 5 mins

 12 Shallots halved
 ¼ cup Unsalted Butter
 2 Garlic cloves finely chopped
 1 tsp Fresh chopped thyme
 1 tsp Salt
 1 Goats cheese roll
 1 Packaged Puff Pastry
 Pomegranate seeds to taste
 Honey to taste

1

First, in a medium sized skillet melt down butter putting the shallots flat side down into the pan. Turn heat down to a medium low, cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until shallots are tender.

Once the shallots have cooked, remove from heat and rest to the side to cool.

Preheat oven to 350F/150C.

2

Next, Lightly flour your surface rolling out the pastry dough to 1/4 in thick.
Cut to desired size (I used half a sheet) and place onto a lined baking tray.

Here, create a rim using a sharp knife to score 1 inch around the edge then brush with butter.

3

Arrange the shallots and sliced goats cheese inside the middle of the pastry and sprinkle with fresh thyme.

Bake for 20 minutes or until pastry has puffed and turned golden brown.

Finally, sprinkle with pomegranate and more fresh thyme then drizzle with honey before serving.

Ingredients

 12 Shallots halved
 ¼ cup Unsalted Butter
 2 Garlic cloves finely chopped
 1 tsp Fresh chopped thyme
 1 tsp Salt
 1 Goats cheese roll
 1 Packaged Puff Pastry
 Pomegranate seeds to taste
 Honey to taste

Directions

1

First, in a medium sized skillet melt down butter putting the shallots flat side down into the pan. Turn heat down to a medium low, cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until shallots are tender.

Once the shallots have cooked, remove from heat and rest to the side to cool.

Preheat oven to 350F/150C.

2

Next, Lightly flour your surface rolling out the pastry dough to 1/4 in thick.
Cut to desired size (I used half a sheet) and place onto a lined baking tray.

Here, create a rim using a sharp knife to score 1 inch around the edge then brush with butter.

3

Arrange the shallots and sliced goats cheese inside the middle of the pastry and sprinkle with fresh thyme.

Bake for 20 minutes or until pastry has puffed and turned golden brown.

Finally, sprinkle with pomegranate and more fresh thyme then drizzle with honey before serving.

Shallot and Goat Cheese Tart

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