Apple Goat Cheese Tart

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Apple and goat cheese tarts

Tarts, or tartlets, are some of my favorite things to make when I’m having guests over. They are easy to prepare, take very little time, and can be infinitely customized. One of the earliest recipes I put up on the site was my Pear and Blue Cheese Tartlets. After a month in Spain I learned about canastillas de huevos and added these Quail Egg and Bacon Tartlets. Now I am adding this Apple Goat Cheese Tart since they are so, so delicious. The perfect party canape.

Now you may be wondering why I called this apple goat cheese tart instead of tartlets. In the picture they are clearly tartlets or mini tarts. The reason is that this recipe also works for a 9-inch proper tart if you wanted to make it in large form.

The ingredients are simple. There are just 3 main ones. 150 grams of goat cheese (chevre), 1 apple finely minced, and 1/2 yellow onion finely minced. Remember, tarts can be savory as well as sweet. Then mixed with a little salt and freshly cracked black pepper, you’ve got your filling!

I am not going to give a recipe for the tartlet shells since I used store-bought. I actually go for store bought more often than not just because it’s so convenient, and I’m usually making large batches for guests. I don’t have very many tartlet rings at home. If you want to make your own however, by all means go for it.

apple goat cheese tart with rosemary before going in the oven

After putting the filling into the tartlet shells, I just plucked a sprig of rosemary to put on top. I put the tartlets into the oven at 175 Celsius for 15 minutes. That’s it, super simple apple goat cheese tarts perfect for parties of all sizes.

Apple Goat Cheese Tarts after 10 minutes in the oven
This is after about 10 minutes. Notice how they still need to get a little more brown on the edges.
apple goat cheese tartlets with rosemary

Apple Goat Cheese Tart

This recipe for delicious apple goat cheese tart makes 1 9 inch tart or 10 mini tartlets. Perfect for canape
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Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Side Dish, Snack, Tapas
Cuisine: English, French, Fusion
Keyword: APple Goat Cheese Tart, Chevre, Tartlets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 tartlets
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Baking Tray

Ingredients

  • 10 Tartlet shells or one 9 inch tart shell (store bought or home made)
  • 150 grams Goat Cheese aka chevre
  • 1 Apple finely minced
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion finely minced
  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper freshly cracked
  • 1 sprig Rosemary plucked (optional)
  • 1 Egg Yolk

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl add the goat cheese, apple, onion, salt, and pepper, and mash/mix well with a fork. Add the egg yolk and mix until a paste is formed.
  • Divide the tart filling in 10 tartlet shells (or one 9-inch tart shell). Sprinkle on the plucked rosemary over the tops.
  • Place the tartlets on a baking tray and put into an oven preheated to 175 Celsius or 350 Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, or until the edges brown.
  • Remove and serve hot.

Notes

These tartlets hold well for up to 3 days in the fridge as long as they are in a sealed container. Otherwise the tartlet shells will get stale.
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Apple Goat Cheese Tart

Taking a bite out of the apple goat cheese tart
Enjoy!

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