Strawberry Goat Cheese Tart
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 package of puff pastry thawed
  • ½ cup of crumbled goat cheese
  • 2½ cups of thickly sliced strawberries
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (divided)
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface to a 12x14 inch rectangle (or to fit your baking tray). Trim the edges if you like or leave them as is for a more rustic look
  3. Place the pasty on a parchment lined baking sheet and use a sharp paring knife to score the dough to form a one inch border. Use a fork to prick the dough inside the border every ½ inch.
  4. You can refrigerate the dough at this point to firm it up (ten minutes will do)
  5. Bake chilled dough for 10-15 mins until puffed and golden brown
  6. While the pastry cooks, toss sliced strawberries with the salt, balsamic vinegar and 2 tbsps of maple syrup
  7. Remove baked pastry from the oven and press the dough inside the border to make it level (it will be very poofy)
  8. You could, at this point, try to spread a layer of goat cheese on the pastry but I found the cheese wasn't soft enough to do this without wrecking the pastry
  9. Arrange the fruit on the crust - I just pour it in and spread it to make a nice even layer but you can be more methodical if you like.
  10. Sprinkle crumbled goat cheese over the fruit
  11. Bake, loosely tented with foil, until fruit and cheese soften and juices start to bubble - anywhere between 10 and 15 mins
  12. Remove foil and brush the tart edges with remaining maple syrup and let bake a few more minutes uncovered until syrup starts to carmelize (be careful not to let it burn!)
  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes so the strawberries and juices thicken up and set. Slice into pieces and serve!
Notes
I used a honey goat cheese which I bought by mistake but it added a lovely flavour to the tart. Regular goat cheese would also be excellent as would cream cheese.
Recipe by Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach at https://www.melissahartfiel.com/2012/07/13/strawberry-goat-cheese-tart/