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Strawberry Balsamic Bacon Cheese Tart‘s a sweet savoury and slightly vinegary tart. It might sound a little bit strange but it might be love at 1st try. The smell permeating the kitchen and the surrounding area was just heavenly.. 🙂

Recipe adapted from Annie Eats. She made a 12-14″ pizza..

Ingredients: For the sauce:

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup good quality strawberry jam or preserves
  • 1 tsp. sriracha chili sauce

To assemble:

  • 6 frozen puff pastry of 10x10cm, defrosted
  • olive oil, for brushing edges
  • 1 cup shredded or diced cooked chicken or cooked ham
  • 4 slices smoked bacon, diced
  • ½ cup thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 114g shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 57g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • abt ½ cup hulled strawberries, diced into 1cm cubes

timetable

recipe

    Serves 3 tarts
    of 20x10cm
    Prep time ±20 mins
    Cook time 20 mins
    Total time ±40 mins
±40mins
total time

Preparation:

  1. Put balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.  Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer; let it cook for 4-5 mins or till reduced by abt half with a thick, syrupy texture.
  2. In a small bowl, combine balsamic reduction with strawberry jam and sriracha chili sauce.  Stir to mix well and set aside to cool.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 200C.
  4. Put a piece of pastry slightly on top on another pastry. Press on edges to seal both pastry pieces together. Do the same for the other 4 pieces of pastry. Put the elongated pastry pieces on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Using a sharp knife, lightly cut abt 1cm from the edges of the pastry – don’t cut all the way thru – and lightly brush edges with olive oil.
  6. Spread balsamic-strawberry mixture in a thin layer over pastry, inside the edges.  Layer with chicken or ham, bacon, onion, cheeses, parsley and strawberries.
  7. Bake in oven till cheese is melted and bubbling and pastry is lightly browned, abt 15-18 mins.
  8. Remove from oven and serve immediately with some salad.

update: 10 April 2013

This is my girlfriend, Kit’s interpretation. Kit made it with round puff pastry and without out parsley. Beautiful, isnt it? 🙂

Strawberry Balsamic Bacon Cheese Tart by Kit

Kit has also tried it without Mixed Berries jam which she said was also yummy.. 🙂

 



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