Classic Vegetarian Dish

Swiss Chard Tart

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Swiss Chard Tart
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
50 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 50 min.
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Even smarter

This decadent tart isn't just beautiful to the eye, but a good source of nutrients such as vitamin K and iron thanks to the chard.

If you're pressed for time, feel free to use store-bought dough for the crust instead of making it froms scratch.

Ingredients

for
8
For the pastry
4 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
1 egg yolk
½ cup water
For the filling
1 tablespoon Oil
2 onions (chopped)
9 ounces Swiss Chard leaf (leaves and stalks separated)
salt
peppers
4 eggs
cup heavy cream
¾ cup grated Gruyere
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
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Preparation steps

1.
For the pastry: sift the flour into a mixing bowl and stir in the salt. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Gradually add the water, a tablespoon at a time, mixing continuously until the mixture just comes together as a dough. (You may not need to use all the water). Roll the dough into a ball, then wrap in cling film and chill for 1 hour.
2.

Heat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9" tart tin with removable bottom. 

3.
Roll out 2/3 of the dough on a floured surface, until it is almost twice as wide as the diameter of the pie tin. Line the base and sides of the tin. Gently press the pastry into the corners of the tin, trimming off any excess, then prick the base of the pastry case several times with a fork.
4.

Cover the pastry with a sheet of non-stick baking paper and fill it with rice or dried beans. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the pastry is pale golden. Remove from the oven, discard the beans and paper and set aside to cool.

5.
For the filling: heat the oil in a pan and cook the onions until completely softened. Add the Swiss chard stalks and cook for 3 minutes, then add the leaves and cook until tender. Season and leave to cool.
6.
Roll out the remaining pastry to a circle large enough to cover the pie.
7.
Mix together the eggs, cream and cheeses and season well. Spread the chard and onion over the base of the tart and pour the egg mix over.
8.
Cover with the pastry lid and cut 2 slits in the top. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the pastry is browned and the filling is just set.