Roasted Fennel, Brie and Cardamom Tart

Roasted Fennel, Brie and Cardamom Tart, Carême Pastry

Serves: 6

There are a number of health benefits of fennel. One of the biggest benefits of the vegetable though is its taste! It has a distinct, beautiful flavour…especially when combined with brie and cardamom! You’ll love the flavour combinations in this savoury tart, encased in our all natural, flaky Carême Spelt Shortcrust Pastry.

INGREDIENTS

  • 445g Carême Spelt Shortcrust Pastry, thawed
  • 2 small fennel bulbs, quartered with ends intact
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 80g double brie, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh fennel fronds
  • 250ml thickened cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Careme Pastry Spelt Shortcrust Pastry 445gm

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12cm x 36cm rectangle tart tin with removable base with pastry. Trim the edges and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Toss the fennel with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast for 30 minutes until beginning to caramelise. Remove and set aside to cool.
  3. Line chilled pastry with baking paper and fill with pastry weights or rice. Bake for 10 minutes then remove the paper and weights and bake for a further 5 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  4. Place the roasted fennel and brie slices in the tart case alternative between each. Then combine cream, eggs, cardamom and fennel fronds in a large jug and whisk until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, then gently pour the filling over the fennel and brie ensuring the filling is 1/2cm below the edge of the pastry. Bake for 30 minutes at 160°C (fan forced) until the filling has risen and is firm and golden. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes then serve.

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