Blue Cheese Tart

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Author Notes: This is a favorite of mine for serving at wine tastings. Sometimes I serve is on top of greens as a first course. It is simple and quick to make. The crust is very flaky and embedded with bits of smokey bacon. It tastes great just out of the oven or room temperature.dymnyno

Serves 8

Tart Crust

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, cold, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 4 slices smoked bacon

Blue Cheese Filling

  • 2 teaspoons whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 whole egg (large)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Cook the bacon until very crispy , and then crumble it into tiny pieces.
  2. Mix together the flour, butter, egg, water, vinegar, and bacon bits. Do not worry about mixing the butter into the mix too much. (I use a heavy fork, but you can use a food processor).
  3. Since this recipe makes more that you need, save the rest for another tart. You will need about 2/3 of this recipe.
  4. Roll the dough to fit into an eleven inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Press it evenly and up the sides of the tart pan.
  5. Blind bake the crust at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
  6. For the Blue Cheese Filling: Mix together the milk,cream, egg ,egg yolks, blue cheese and pepper and pour into the crust.
  7. Bake about 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees until set.

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