Ratatouille Walnut Tart II

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep
1 hr
Cook
35 mins

I decided to try Ratatouille Walnut Tart but changed it so much to suit my own tastes I thought I'd repost it. Thank you DiB's for the original recipe! Picture posted was from the last peice of tart left after we got back from a party. It was so small I had to use a dessert plate to make it look larger. I think they liked it. :)

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Slice the eggplant and place them on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet and sprinkle liberally with salt. Let them sweat for about 30 minutes.
  2. Slice zucchini and carrots, Place them on a cookie sheet. Salt, pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in a 350F oven for 15-20 minutes or just until the zucchini are tender. You might want to put the carrots back in until tender.
  3. Rinse off the eggplant in the sink to remove the excess salt. Place them on a cookie sheet. Pepper and drizzle them with olive oil and roast for 15-20 minutes or just until tender.
  4. Let the veggies chill out on the counter or fridge while you make the crust.
  5. Melt 3-4 Tbsp butter. I use unsalted sweet cream, but use what you have. I added in to the butter 1/2 tsp each of: rosemary, sage, thyme, basil, parsley, and marjoram.
  6. With a pastry brush, brush the butter and herb mixture onto each of the sheets of phyllo. Sprinkle each sheet with your asiago cheese. Layer Phyllo sheets in a 11-inch tart pan, stopping with a plain sheet ontop. (You could also sprinkle some ground walnuts between the layers. That would be yummy.).
  7. Layer the veggies in the tart pan. I started with the largest, eggplant, then the zucchini and carrots.
  8. In a sautee pan, add 2-3 tbsp olive oil and sautee the leeks and garlic for about 2-3 minutes stirring until they start to break down. Add in tomato paste, vegetable stock and herbs. You just want enough vegetable stock to thin out the paste so it's spreadable, about 2 tablespoons.
  9. Spread leek mixture over the eggplant, zucchini and carrots in the tart pan. Top with heirloom tomatoes and sprinkle with walnuts, remaining cheese and goat cheese.
  10. Bake 350F for 35 minutes. Serve hot or room temperature.