Welcome to another great recipe on omelette recipes! This time I am thrilled to share with you a delicious and easy-to-make egg and cream cheese tart. This savory tart is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner and can be customized with your favorite veggies and herbs. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a flavorful and protein-packed meal that will impress your family and friends. So, let’s get started and make this delightful egg and cream cheese tart together! We’ve made this egg and cream cheese tart easy to follow 👨🍳.
- Plain (all-purpose)
- ﬂour 170 g (51/2 oz) Salt a dash
- Butter 45 g (11/2 oz),
- cut into small cubes
- shortening 45 g (11/2 oz), cut into
- small cubes
- Cold water 1–2 Tbsp
- Cream cheese 250 g (9 oz) Double (heavy)
- cream 125 ml (4 ﬂ oz / 1/2 cup)
- Eggs 6
- Spring onions
- (scallions) 6, ﬁnely chopped Salt 1/2 tsp
- Ground white
- pepper 1/4 tsp
- Prepare the pastry. In a mixing bowl, sift together the plain flour and salt. Add the small cubes of butter and vegetable shortening. Rub the fat into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add 1-2 tablespoons of cold water to the mixture using a table knife to mix it into the flour mixture. Knead the dough until it is smooth. Add more water if the dough is too dry. Pat the dough into a ball, cover it with greaseproof paper and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F).
- Prepare the filling. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and cream together with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth. Beat in the eggs, spring onions, salt, and pepper.
- On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a circle 0.5-cm (1/4-in) thick. Lift the dough using a rolling pin and lay it over a 5-cm (9-in) flan tin. Gently ease the dough in and trim the edges.
- Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the pastry case.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry case becomes golden brown and the filling is set.
- Serve hot.
How long does egg and cream cheese tart last in the fridge?
After cooking, egg and cream cheese tart can be stored in the fridge for up to four days. It is important to store the tart in an airtight container or tightly wrapped with plastic wrap to prevent moisture and air exposure. Before storing it, allow for the tart to cool down completely before refrigerating. It is not recommended to freeze egg and cream cheese tart, as the texture and taste may be altered. When reheating, it is best to use an oven or toaster oven, rather than a microwave, to maintain the tart’s crisp crust and creamy filling.
Low calorie egg and cream cheese tart substitutions
To make this recipe lower in calorie, the following substitutions can be made:- Use low-fat cream cheese instead of regular cream cheese.- Use low-fat or non-fat milk instead of double (heavy) cream.- Use low-fat vegetable shortening instead of regular vegetable shortening.- Use a reduced-fat pastry recipe or a premade pie crust made from whole wheat flour instead of making the pastry from scratch.- Use a non-stick cooking spray instead of butter to grease the tart tin, or use a silicone tart tin to avoid greasing altogether. Additionally, the recipe can be modified by reducing the amount of cheese and eggs used in the filling and increasing the amount of vegetables such as chopped spinach, sliced mushrooms, or diced bell peppers.
What to serve with egg and cream cheese tart?
A great pairing for an egg and cream cheese tart would be a simple mixed green salad. The lightness and crispness of the greens will balance out the richness of the tart and add a fresh element. You could also serve some roasted vegetables on the side, such as asparagus or cherry tomatoes, to complement the flavors of the tart and add some extra nutrients to the meal. Alternatively, a side of roasted potatoes or a warm crusty bread would be a satisfying addition to make this meal more filling.
Whats the best sauce for egg and cream cheese tart?
The best sauce to complement the flavors of an egg and cream cheese tart is a tangy tomato sauce. The acidity of the tomatoes cuts through the richness of the cream cheese, while the sweetness of the sauce complements the subtle sweetness of the egg custard. A tomato sauce can be made by sautéing garlic and onions in olive oil, adding canned tomatoes, and simmering with herbs such as basil or oregano until thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve alongside the egg and cream cheese tart for a perfect pairing.
Egg and cream cheese tart health benefits
Egg and cream cheese tarts can have a number of health benefits as they are a great source of protein and calcium. Eggs contain essential amino acids and are rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin D, vitamin B12, riboflavin, and choline. Cream cheese contains protein, calcium, and vitamin A, which are all necessary for overall health and well-being. However, it is important to note that these tarts can also be high in saturated fat and calories, so it’s important to consume them in moderation, as part of a balanced diet.
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