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Ham and cheese tart

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Ham and cheese tart
Ham and cheese tart
  • Serves: 4

  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

Tangy Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses ensure this simple savoury tart is packed with flavour. Tuck in!

Ingredients

  • 375g packet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 5 eggs
  • 200ml (7fl oz) double cream
  • 85g (3oz) Gruyre and Parmesan, grated
  • 2tsp grain mustard
  • 115g (4oz) ham, chopped
  • 1tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Crisp green salad, to serve

Be careful not to overfill the pastry case with the egg mixture or it will spill over while cooking.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (400F, gas mark 6). Unwrap the pastry and place on a baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, cut the pastry into a circle and trim away the edges. Score a border about 2cm ( in) in from the edge.
  2. Lightly beat one egg and use to brush the pastry. Bake for 10-15 mins, then remove. Turn down the oven to 180C (350F, gas mark 4).
  3. Mix the four remaining eggs with the rest of the ingredients (except the parsley) and season well. Push the puffed-up pastry down in the centre and pour the egg mixture into the pastry case.
  4. Return to the oven and cook for 15 mins or until set. Scatter over the parsley and serve with the salad.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 810(kcal)
  • Fat 65.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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