Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Pumpkin tarts with spinach and Gorgonzola

pumpkintart.jpg

This tart beautifully fuses the sweet flavours of pumpkin and squash with savoury for the perfect winter warmer. This recipe can be served as one large pie for sharing or as six individual tartlets.

Preparation time

1 hour

Cooking time

1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 225g plain flour
  • 175g butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cold water
  • 450g pumpkin or squash
  • Olive oil
  • 450g spinach
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 275ml double cream
  • 50g grated Parmesan
  • Grated nutmeg
  • 200g Gorgonzola

Method

Step 1: For the pastry, mix flour, butter and salt to form the texture of breadcrumbs. Add water to bind the pastry. Wrap dough in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Cut the pumpkin slices vertically, remove any seeds and peel. Brush with olive oil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. De-stalk, wash and boil the spinach for four minutes. Then drain and cool.

Step 3: Mix the eggs, egg yolk, cream, and Parmesan. Roll out the pastry into a tart tin and chill for 15 minutes. Prick and line it with greaseproof paper and ceramic baking beans. Bake for seven minutes. Remove the paper and beans and cook for another four minutes.

Step 4: Cut the pumpkin into 1cm thick slices. Drain and chop the spinach, add the nutmeg in the tart case, adding pumpkin slices. Dot with Gorgonzola, pour in the custard mixture and bake for 40 minutes. Leave to cool.

From Roast Figs, Sugar Snow: Food To Warm The Soul by Diana Henry (£15.99, Octopus Books)

Related

bigstylistbakeoff.jpg

Enter our first Big Bake-Off

chickpeaandpumpkinsalad.jpg

Pumpkin and chickpea salad with tahini

1920_White_Stilton_Red_Onion_Tart__029.jpg

White Stilton with Apricot & Red Onion Tart

Latest...

The best and coolest gluten-free restaurants, cafes and bakeries in the UK

We bring you 29 places to chow down sans gluten

23 Aug 2017

This prosecco advent calendar will have you waving goodbye to summer

We're suddenly very excited about Christmas

by Megan Murray
22 Aug 2017

Lidl is selling £3.33 bottles of prosecco – but there’s a catch

Bring on the bubbles

by Megan Murray
21 Aug 2017

A vanilla ice cream shortage is currently sweeping the UK

But it’s still 99-with-a-flake season!

by Moya Crockett
15 Aug 2017

The mobile bar that delivers gin straight to your door

Gin that delivers

by Moya Crockett
14 Aug 2017

We would screw over our friends for free pizza, study says

Well, it is pretty good. Sorry.

by Amy Swales
10 Aug 2017

The gin bauble game just got updated for Christmas 2017

We look forward to trees entirely decorated in things we can eat and drink

by Amy Swales
10 Aug 2017

The untranslatable foreign words all foodies need in their vocabulary

Put down your grief bacon and read this

by Amy Swales
09 Aug 2017

This gin is one of the best in the world – and costs under £10

It keeps topping the polls in industry taste tests, but leaves you change from a tenner

by Amy Swales
27 Jul 2017

These are the UK's best bars for indulging your love of gin

G&T, anyone...?

by Jenny Tregoning
27 Jul 2017