Shallot confit tart


Shallot confit tart
This savoury tart is full of flavour: the thin puff-pastry case is filled with lightly grilled slices of ham and a mixture of cream and Époisses cheese, topped with a layer of oven-cooked shallot confit.

This tart can be eated hot, of course, but is also good cold or reheated until just warmed through.
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Last modified on: October 23th 2016

For 1 tart, you will need:

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33 min.1 hour 52 min.2 hours 25 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film. Reheats very well..
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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #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).

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #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.

Stage 3 - 1 hour
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #3
Put in the oven to "confit" for about 1 hour.

Set aside.

Turn the oven up to 430°F (220°C).

Stage 4 - 4 min.
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #4
Pour 200 ml liquid cream into a small saucepan on medium heat and bring to the boil.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #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.

Set aside.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #6
Lay 4 slices cured ham out flat on a baking sheet...

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #7
...and grill lightly in the oven for just 3 or 4 minutes.

Set aside.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #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.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #9
Lay the ham slices evenly across the bottom.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #10
Pour the cream and Époisses mixture over.

Stage 11 - 3 min.
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #11
Finish with a layer of shallot confit.

Stage 12 - 40 min.
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #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.

Stage 13
Shallot confit tart : Photo of step #13
Serve hot or warm with a good green salad and vinaigrette (french dressing).

Remarks

You can use onions instead of shallots in this recipe, but do remember that onions have quite a sweet flavour when prepared as a confit.

If you don't have puff pastry, use shortcrust pastry instead, though the effect will be less refined.

You can also use a different cheese instead of Époisses, but try to opt for one with a similar soft past, such as Roblochon.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,348 Kcal or 14,017 Kj64 gr202 gr254 gr
167 %25 %19 %38 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
228 Kcal or 955 Kj4 gr14 gr17 gr
11 %2 %1 %3 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,348 Kcal or 14,017 Kj64 gr202 gr254 gr
167 %25 %19 %38 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
ShallotShallot: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spaghetti with mushrooms, Mixed salad with curry mayo, Sliced cauliflower with 3 cheeses, Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs, Mixed tomato salad, ... All
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tart Tatin, Vegetable rosette tart, Tomato feuilleté with pesto, Maroilles cheese quiche, Quiche Bretonne, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tandoori-flavoured chicken with leeks, Alsatian apple tart, Crème de foie gras, Two-cheese vegetable gratin, Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée, ... All
ÉpoissesÉpoisses: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crispy cheese parcels, Two-cheese vegetable gratin, Melting Epoisses on toast , ... All

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