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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Creamy Mushroom Tart

Now that we have 4 children life can be rather busy and dinners need to be quick and low fuss to prepare, as well as filling and tasty.  I was delighted when Just Add Mushrooms asked me to come up with a speedy recipe suitable for a family.

I made this Creamy Mushroom Tart for lunch, we enthusiastically devoured it with salad, it would be equally good for a dinner with steamed greens and mixed root vegetable mash or roasted new potatoes.

Using store cupboard and fridge ingredients, this is a deliciously quick meal, packed with flavour and substantial enough to satisfy a hungry family of 6.



Creamy Mushroom Tart

1 Tblsp oil
2 peppers, diced
1 onion, diced
300g button mushrooms, sliced
375g sheet puff pastry, pre-rolled
1 free range egg, beaten
200ml creme fraiche
3 Tblsp pesto, homemade or store bought
100g grated mature cheddar

Preheat your oven to 200C/180C Fan.

Put a large frying pan over a moderate heat and add the prepared vegetables.


Cook until softened and the liquid released by the vegetables has evaporated.  Remove the pan from the heat and leave the vegetables to cool slightly whilst you prepare the pastry. Remove the pastry from the packaging but leave it on the parchment it comes on.  Place the pastry, still on the parchment, onto a baking tray then score a border about 2cm in from the edge of the pastry.  


Prick inside the border well with a fork, this will stop the middle of the pastry rising.Brush the beaten egg over the entire pastry sheet.


Mix the creme fraiche with the pesto, adding salt and pepper to taste.  Stir through the vegetables then spread the mixture evenly over the pastry within the border.  Sprinkle over the grated cheese.


Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until the pastry is golden and crisp and the topping is bubbling.  Serve warm or leave to cool to room temperature.  Serve with salad or additional vegetables.



I was compensated for my time, expertise and ingredients used when creating this recipe.

8 comments:

  1. This mushroom tart looks absolutely yummy. Thank you for a fab, easy recipe. Sammie http://www.feastingiafun.com

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  2. This looks so delicious! Sometimes I find myself running out recipes to cook with mushrooms so this is great inspiration :)

    Cee x
    thepublicfoodie.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This looks absolutely delish! Mushrooms are one of my favourite veg. I love the addition of pesto - one of the easiest ways to add lots of flavour! :)

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  4. How amazing that a quick storecupboard meal can be sooooo gorgeous!

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  5. Never mind family cooking, this looks fab just for me and Nick! Love how cheesy you've made it (and everything is better with mushrooms :))

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  6. I could happily just add mushrooms to anything! Looks fab!

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  7. Great blog enjoyed reading it will be back again soon :)

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  8. Mmm, this looks so darn delicious and the tip about pricking the pastry is a great one.

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