Creamy Mushroom Tart
Recipe and photo courtesy of by Heather from Mmm is for Mommy.
Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 30 mins.
Tip: You could easily prepare the filling ahead of time and store in the fridge along with some thawed puff pastry to have fresh, super-quick and unforgettable snacks for pop-in guests.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
2 slices bacon, chopped
2 tbsp minced red (or yellow) onion
1 clove garlic, minced
4 oz crimini or mini bella mushrooms, rough chopped
1 tsp dried herbes de Provence
2 tbsp dry white wine
1/2 cup (half of a small tub) of light cream cheese
1/2 tsp each of salt and black pepper
1/3 cup shredded Mozzarella or Provolone cheese
1-2 thinly sliced mushrooms for garnish
1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Roll out puff pastry to fit a small tart pan, either round, rectangle, or simply free-form on a parchment lined baking sheet. (If doing free-form, using a sharp paring knife, cut a border about half of the way through the dough about 1/3 of an inch from the edge. This outside edge will puff more and give you an outer crust) Place pan in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
2. To make the filling, cook the chopped bacon, onion, garlic, chopped mushrooms and herbes de Provence over medium heat until the bacon is cooked and the mushrooms have released most of their liquids. Add the wine and continue to cook until the liquid is mostly evaporated. Remove from heat and stir in the cream cheese until smooth, also adding the salt and pepper. Mix in the shredded cheese and then bring the tart pastry out of the fridge and spoon the filling into it. Using the reserved sliced mushrooms, decorate as desired.
3. Bake for 20 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown and the tart filling is also browning. Serve as small wedges for party apps or cut into four and serve with a salad for a decadent holiday brunch.