Butternut, brussel sprout & goat cheese tart with sage-walnut crust

By JessicaBakes
January 5, 2012
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Butternut, brussel sprout & goat cheese tart with sage-walnut crust

Author Notes: Sage, for me, just belongs with winter squash and brussel sprouts. Add goat cheese, and I'm in heaven. And so this tart was born...JessicaBakes

Makes: 1 10" tart


  • 1 1/4 cups Ground walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots
  • 10 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 cup butternut squash, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon salt (kosher please!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup halved brussel sprouts
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 and butter a 10" tart pan.
  2. Mix together the walnuts, butter, sage and sugar to form the crust. Press into your prepared tart pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until edge is golden brown. Set aside to cool while you make your filling and turn the oven up to 350.
  3. Melt the butter for the filling in a saucepan, then add the shallots and cook over medium-high heat until caramelized, about 8 minutes. Pour the shallots into the crust.
  4. In a food processor, combine the goat cheese, butternut, salt, pepper, cream and eggs. Once combined, add the rosemary and sage and process just until mixed in.
  5. Pour your cheese and butternut mixture into the prepared tart pan (you may have some leftover, which you can bake by itself in a ramekin). In a bowl, toss your brussel sprouts with the olive oil. Then press the brussel sprout halves into the tart, cut side up.
  6. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until your brussel sprouts look brown and delicious and the tart, when shaken lightly, remains firm. Allow to cool for 10 minutes to set, then enjoy!

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