The Chew: Acorn Squash Goat Cheese Tart Recipe

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The Chew: Acorn Squash Goat Cheese Tart

Carla Hall was thrilled to share the recipe for an appetizer that looks elegant, but is actually pretty simple to make. Her Acorn Squash Goat Cheese Tart even included a beautiful crust that she easily prepared using cut-off sections of the puff pastry. If you haven’t yet cooked with puff pastry, now is the time to start! This simply beautiful recipe tastes fresh, yet has several levels of flavor to be sure your taste buds don’t stop watering!

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The Chew: Acorn Squash Goat Cheese Tart Recipe Ingredients

The Chew: Acorn Squash Goat Cheese Tart Recipe

Carla Hall’s Acorn Squash Goat Cheese Tart is not only a beautiful fall dish, but it’s tasty enough to have your friends begging for the recipe! (_____satoshi / Flickr)

  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tbsp flour – to roll out the pastry
  • 1 small red onion – peeled, 1/4-inch thick half moons
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sheet puff pastry – thawed
  • 1 small acorn squash – halved, seeds removed, 1/4-inch thick half moons
  • 2 cloves garlic – peeled, minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

For the Goat Cheese Filling:

  • 2 tsp sage leaves – chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 C goat cheese – softened
  • 5 tbsp olive oil

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The Chew: Acorn Squash Goat Cheese Tart Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a small bowl, add the egg and water, then whisk
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the puff pastry out to 1/8-inch thick
  4. Cut a 1/2-inch strip off the sides of the rectangle
  5. Brush the edges of the rectangle with the egg wash mixture, then put the 1/2-inch strips on top of the edges to make a crust
  6. Brush the whole art with the egg wash, then poke all over with a fork
  7. On a different baking sheet, add the acorn squash, garlic, and onions
  8. Drizzle with olive oil, add some red pepper flakes, then sprinkle with salt and pepper
  9. Toss to combine
  10. Put the tart and the acorn squash baking sheets in the oven and bake for 15 minutes
  11. Remove and let the tart shell to cool

For the Goat Cheese Filling:

  1. In a medium bowl, add the sage, goat cheese, and olive oil, then mix to combine
  2. Season with salt and pepper, then set aside

To Assemble:

  1. Carefully spread the goat cheese filling in an even layer in the middle of the cooled pastry
  2. Add the roasted garlic and onions
  3. Shingle the squash in two rows on top of the onions and garlic
  4. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature

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