Ham and cheese tart Recipe

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serves:

4

Skill:

easy

Cost:

not

Cooking:

30 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 810 kCal 41%
Fat 65g 93%

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) Gruyère and Parmesan, grated
  • 2tsp grain mustard
  • 115g (4oz) ham, chopped
  • 1tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Crisp green salad, to serve

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F, 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 (¾ in) in from the edge.

  • Lightly beat one egg and use to brush the pastry. Bake for 10-15 mins, then remove. Turn down the oven to 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4).

  • 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.

  • Return to the oven and cook for 15 mins or until set. Scatter over the parsley and serve with the salad.

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

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