|Preparation||Cooking||Start to finish|
|33 min.||1 hour 52 min.||2 hours 25 min.|
|1||Peel 750 g shallot, rinse and slice medium thick (about 1/4 inch or 4-5 cm). A mandolin is ideal for this.
Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
|2||Spread the shallot slices on a baking sheet (or more than one) in a single layer. Coat them with oil using a brush, then salt lightly and pepper.
Turn the slices over and do the same on the other side.
|3||Put in the oven to "confit" for about 1 hour.
Turn the oven up to 430°F (220°C).
|4||Pour 200 ml liquid cream into a small saucepan on medium heat and bring to the boil.||4 min.|
|5||Add 100 g Époisses, cut into pieces, and stir until melted in. Do not add any salt, as the cheese should be salty enough, but pepper generously. Then check the seasoning.
|6||Lay 4 slices cured ham out flat on a baking sheet...||2 min.|
|7||...and grill lightly in the oven for just 3 or 4 minutes.
|8||Roll out 200 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée), prick all over with a pique-vite (pastry pricker) and line the tart tin or mould.||5 min.|
|9||Lay the ham slices evenly across the bottom.||1 min.|
|10||Pour the cream and Époisses mixture over.||2 min.|
|11||Finish with a layer of shallot confit.||3 min.|
|12||Bake low in the overn (better for the puff pastry) for about 40 minutes. Do watch that the pastry does not brown too much.||40 min.|
|13||Serve hot or warm with a good green salad and vinaigrette (french dressing).|
For 1 tart : 8.44 €
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