Shallot confit tart

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41K4.7 October 23th 2016
Shallot confit tart
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PreparationCookingStart to finish
33 min.1 hour 52 min.2 hours 25 min.

Step by step recipe

1Peel 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).
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2Spread 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.
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3Put in the oven to "confit" for about 1 hour.

Set aside.

Turn the oven up to 430°F (220°C).
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4Pour 200 ml liquid cream into a small saucepan on medium heat and bring to the boil.Shallot confit tart : etape 25
5Add 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.
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6Lay 4 slices cured ham out flat on a baking sheet...Shallot confit tart : etape 25
7...and grill lightly in the oven for just 3 or 4 minutes.

Set aside.
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8Roll 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.Shallot confit tart : etape 25
9Lay the ham slices evenly across the bottom.Shallot confit tart : etape 25
10Pour the cream and Époisses mixture over.Shallot confit tart : etape 25
11Finish with a layer of shallot confit.Shallot confit tart : etape 25
12Bake low in the overn (better for the puff pastry) for about 40 minutes. Do watch that the pastry does not brown too much.Shallot confit tart : etape 25
13Serve hot or warm with a good green salad and vinaigrette (french dressing).Shallot confit tart : etape 25


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.
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