Ham & blue cheese tart

Ham & blue cheese tart

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

There's no need to make pastry for this tart, just buy a packet of filo. The leftovers are great for packed lunches too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
626
protein
24g
carbs
24g
fat
52g
saturates
28g
fibre
0g
sugar
3g
salt
2.56g

Ingredients

  • 6 large sheets filo pastry or 10 sheets if small
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g sliced ham, chopped
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 300g tub soft cheese, room temperature
  • 2 large handfuls rocket leaves
  • 50g blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Brush each filo sheet with a little oil and layer into a 20cm springform or loose-bottomed tin, overlapping each sheet at a different angle.
  2. Mix together the ham, spring onions, eggs, soft cheese and rocket, then pour into the filo case. Sprinkle with blue cheese and pine nuts, then bake for 30 mins until just set. Cool slightly, slice and serve with a salad.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2008

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Lblundell's picture
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I cooked this for a picnic and it went down a storm. The only downside is that the fill pastry wasn't as sturdy once cool - but that's a minor downside for such a great tart!

bunnytombs's picture

Lovely tart/quiche! Made it for lunch today, fed four of us with salad, if you were really hungry some homemade bread would go too. I followed recipe but replaced ham with cooked, sliced smoked streaky bacon. Cooked at a lower temperature for longer to ensure cooked. Cooled for 15 mins and when it lifted out of tin looked fabulous! Would make again, looks great for such little effort!

errghhurrgh's picture

I made this for the first time tonight and my husband has eaten two pieces in the last 15 mins! It looks more appetising than a short crust pastry version and much easier to create!
It looks to be a definite hit in our house so will begin to experiment with different fillings. I didn't use all of the blue cheese but added extra mature cheddar - also no rocket or pine nuts but still tasty!

nasus's picture

I'd like to make this dish in advance for a buffet. Has anybody tried freezing it?

liznfil's picture
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I did a version of this - after making a batch bake of the Greek filo pie, also on this site I ended up with 4 sheets of filo to use up. I hate waste. So looked for something to do.
Didn't have many of the suggested ingredients. so used what I had in the fridge:
A small leek and a small red onion, chopped and sweated in oil then drained, a 5 inch piece of chorizo chopped and dry fried until the oil ran, 200g tub of low fat soft cheese with garlic and herbs, 2 eggs and a dash of milk, grated mature cheddar both in the mix and on the top.
Whenever I do filo I bake twice to make more crispy.

Hubby said "best quiche he had ever had". I loved it too.

Although my ingredients were different, the amounts were similar and I found it rather too thick and so in the future would use a larger tin, maybe 22 or 24cm.

beclam's picture
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Really enjoyed this, will definately make again. Not normally a fan of blue cheeese but had some left over ham so thought would try it after the positive reviews. Glad i did, will def be a 'do again' recipe!

cscollins's picture
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Have tried this twice now in quick succession. Very nice indeed. Liked by all and very easy to cook - fairly quick too.

vrog's picture
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As others have said, this is quick, easy and very tasty.

Next time I will fold the surplus filo sheets onto the tart, as I left them overhanging the edge and they broke when getting it out of the tin.

I found the blue cheese a bit overwhelming, so will try something different next time.

cakequeen75's picture
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I made this for the relaxed informal party the day after my sisters wedding and went down an absolute storm, I followed the recipe exactly and it baked beautifully and was absolutely delicious, I will be making this again and again!

matthewbenyohai's picture
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Fantastic cold the following day for lunch.

Mixture doesn't exactly pour into the filo case and appears a little thick, but the result was great.

dollybyrd's picture
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I'd never attempted something like this before. I followed recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly.
My girlfriend loved it and so did I.
Next time I'll make a veggie version with maybe sun-dried tomatoes instead of ham.

bikerbell's picture
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Absolutly loved this, supposed to have 1/2 cold today for lunch but we polished it off in one go last night. I used wafer thin chorizo which I dry fried until crisping instead of ham. Wasn't sure what depth of tin so used a sponge cake tin which worked out just right. My base also didnt seem very cooked so may part cook first next time.

jadiecakes's picture
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This was utterly yum, even my quiche hating husband agreed (then took the leftovers into work for lunch!). Will defo do again.

traceylahiri's picture
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Couldn't believe how easy to make this was, and how delicious it turned out! It looked very professional, would like to try making it as incividual starter poritons for a dinner party, maybe with a few variations, although the original recipe was amazing.

richkw's picture
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Done this twice now. Firstly with ham - the taste just isn't strong enough. The second time I did it with chorizo which was far better. Would also work with smoked bacon. A strong blue cheese is essential if you want that taste to come through. Overall, an idiot proof dish that goes down well.

claudie1's picture
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Try substituting steamed & cooled chopped spinach for the rocket, its fab! I think broccoli would be good as well. Its a very tasty & versatile dish.

claudie1's picture
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Try substituting steamed & cooled chopped spinach for the rocket, its fab! I think broccoli would be good as well. Its a very tasty & versatile dish.

claudie1's picture
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Try substituting steamed & cooled chopped spinach for the rocket, its fab! I think broccoli would be good as well. Its a very tasty & versatile dish.

claudie1's picture
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Try substituting steamed & cooled chopped spinach for the rocket, its fab! I think broccoli would be good as well. Its a very tasty & versatile dish.

claudie1's picture
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Try substituting steamed & cooled chopped spinach for the rocket, its fab! I think broccoli would be good as well. Its a very tasty & versatile dish.

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