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Bacon, Spinach and Blue Cheese Tart

Bacon, Spinach & Blue Cheese Tart

Brought to you by: Bord Bia
    4 serving

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Serves: 4

This tart is delicious hot or cold. If you haven't got the correct flan tin use a similar sized small baking dish or roasting tin, which will do the job just as well. This is perfect for using up leftover ham or bacon from a joint.
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Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 100g cooked ham, (or bacon loin) cut into cubes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 350g fresh spinach , washed, well drained and tough stalks removed
  • 5 sheets filo pastry
  • 75g blue cheese, or strong Cheddar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tbsp reduced fat creme fraiche
  • 200g green salad , lightly dressed, to serve

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Lightly butter a 35 x 11cm loose-bottomed flan tin.

Step 2

Heat a knob of the butter and cook the onion for 4-5 minutes until softened but not coloured. Stir in the spinach and cook for a few minutes until wilted, stirring.

Step 3

Turn the mixture into a sieve and press well with a wooden spoon to squeeze out all of the excess liquid.

Step 4

Melt the remaining butter in a small pan or in the microwave. Lay one sheet of filo across the base of the tin with the edges slightly overhanging the sides. Brush with melted butter. Repeat with the remaining sheets, arranging them at different, overlapping angles.

Step 5

Spoon the spinach and onion mixture into the pastry case and scatter the ham or bacon on top, then grate or crumble over the cheese.

Step 6

Beat together the eggs, creme fraiche and seasoning in a bowl, then pour into the pastry case.

Step 7

Bake for 30 minutes until the filling is set and the filo pastry is golden. To serve cut into slices and arrange on plates with green salad and new potatoes, if you wish.

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