Spring onion tart recipe

20 April 2017 by
First published: 12 October 2016

This spring onion tart recipe is a fresh new dinner idea for vegetarians. The indulgent, puff pastry tart is topped with whole spring onions, crème fraiche, pancetta and pine nuts, all completed with a delicious hidden layer of Parmesan in the pastry base. 

Ingredients (serves 2)

1 pack ready-rolled puff pastry

40g Parmesan, grated

1 egg yolk

200g crème fraiche

6 slices pancetta, chopped

5 spring onions, trimmed and cut in half lengthways

2tbsp pine nuts

Salt and pepper (to season)


Heat the oven to 200°C and put a baking tray in, to heat it up.

Unroll the pastry onto some non-stick baking paper with the long edge closest to you. Sprinkle half of the Parmesan over the left-hand half of the pastry, then fold the right side over to create a seam of cheese through the middle of the pastry. Gently roll out to its original size.

Score a border 2cm from the edge of the pastry all the way around then transfer, along with the baking parchment, to the hot baking tray. Cook for 10 minutes until just golden.

While the pastry is cooking combine the egg, crème fraiche, remaining cheese and season.

After 10 minutes, take the pastry out of the oven and gently flatten the centre of the pastry leaving the border intact.

Spread the crème fraiche inside the border, then top with pancetta and spring onions. Return to the oven for 10-15 minutes. The filling should be cooked and golden. Toast the pine nuts in a frying pan and serve the tart scattered with nuts.

Recipe courtesy of  lovethecrunch.co.uk

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