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Asparagus Pesto Tart

If there’s one recipe in  my cookbook  that I hear about people making and enjoying more than any other, I think it’s the  Asparagus Tart . I made this variation on it recently using pesto and thought it was so simple and tasty. You can also substitute any other cheese, and almost any other vegetable if you like! If it’s a vegetable that takes a while to cook, however, you might want to cook it before baking. Cut into small squares and serve as an appetizer, or serve large chunks with a side salad for lunch.  Happy New Year!

If there’s one recipe in my cookbook that I hear about people making and enjoying more than any other, I think it’s the Asparagus Tart. I made this variation on it recently using pesto and thought it was so simple and tasty. You can also substitute any other cheese, and almost any other vegetable if you like! If it’s a vegetable that takes a while to cook, however, you might want to cook it before baking. Cut into small squares and serve as an appetizer, or serve large chunks with a side salad for lunch.

Happy New Year!

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I grew up on an apple orchard, so I know my apples! And this time of year is the absolute BEST for fresh, crisp, juicy, flavorful apples. (None of that mushy mealy stuff!) The farmers markets are brimming with them right now, and lots of orchards offer picking. This dish is a more savory version of my recent apple and honey galette, so you can see the full recipe there. But basically you just spread slices of brie on pie dough (1 small wedge?), layer with apple slices (1-2 apples?), then sprinkle with herbs de provence, olive oil and salt before baking for about 20 min at 350. You can substitute brie with any soft cheese and other herbs like rosemary or thyme as well.

Enjoy!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

Chard Tart

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This Chard Tart could also be considered a free form quiche or galette. No matter what you call it, it’s pretty great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Slice the chard thinly and throw those stalks right in the mix as well (they are so pretty!). If you like your shallots (or you could use onion) more caramelized, you can cook those first (on medium) and throw the chard in for the last few minutes. Make your own dough or buy some from the store. I used whole wheat pizza dough, but for something a little richer, you could use pie crust. Enjoy!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

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I know fall is here when my CSA starts to brim with apples and squash. This savory tart is very comforting when the weather starts to cool. I used a pre-made pie crust, but you can certainly make your own. It works for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is great with an herb side salad. This recipe concludes my guest recipe series at Anthology Magazine, please click here for more pictures and details. Bon Appetit!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

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I was so happy to have this recipe featured yesterday on a website I love, A Cup of Jo, as “The Best Peach Tart You’ll Ever Have”!. This peach tart (technically a galette) is simple, pretty and delicious! Just roll out one store bought pie crust (or make your own, if you fancy). I used the kind that comes rolled in the long red Pillsbury box in the refrigerated section. Spread a thin layer of ricotta cheese over the dough, leaving about a 1 inch border. Sprinkle the ricotta with a bit of cinnamon and sugar, then layer thinly sliced peaches over the cheese. Fold and pinch the corners over to make a little crust, then bake for 20 minutes or so on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees until browned. Before serving, I like to drizzle a little good olive oil and add a pinch of coarse sea salt to each slice.


You’ll need: 1 (pre-made) crust, 2 to 3 peaches (no need to peel), 1 small tub ricotta, cinnamon, sugar, olive oil, sea salt. Bon appetit!

by Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast