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Recipe

Bacon and cheese tart

Use a full-flavoured cheese for this recipe and you’ll be rewarded with an extremely tasty tart – great for lunch or a simple supper

By Nici Wickes
  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 4 rashers bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 60 gram crème fraîche
  • 100 millilitre cream
  • 100 gram blue cheese*
  • 50 gram aged cheddar
  • 2 tablespoon chopped chives

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 190°C. Pop in a tray to heat. Line a tart tin with pastry and place in the fridge to chill while you make the filling.
  • 2
    Sauté the bacon and onion in olive oil until the onions begin to soften. Set aside.
  • 3
    Whisk together the eggs, crème fraîche and cream, then stir in the cheeses and chives.
  • 4
    Spread the cooked bacon and onions over the pastry base. Pour over the egg mix.
  • 5
    Bake for 35-40 minutes until just set and beginning to brown on top.
  • 6
    Serve warm or cold with salad.

Notes

Nici used Puhoi Valley Kawau Blue for the blue cheese.

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