Ham & blue cheese tart

Ham & blue cheese tart

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


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: per serving

  • kcal626
  • fat52g
  • saturates28g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre0g
  • protein24g
  • salt2.56g
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  • 6 large sheets filo pastry or 10 sheets if small
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 100g sliced ham, chopped
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 300g tub soft cheese, room temperature
  • 2 large handfuls rocket leaves



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 50g blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts


  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.

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17th Aug, 2014
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!
4th Nov, 2013
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!
27th Mar, 2013
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!
7th Mar, 2013
I'd like to make this dish in advance for a buffet. Has anybody tried freezing it?
3rd Jun, 2012
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.
19th May, 2012
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!
25th Apr, 2012
Have tried this twice now in quick succession. Very nice indeed. Liked by all and very easy to cook - fairly quick too.
17th Apr, 2012
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.
8th Mar, 2012
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!
23rd Jan, 2012
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.


17th Apr, 2015
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