Swiss Chard and Herb Tart

Recipe by dicentra

Bon Appetite. May 2000. This can be served as an appetizer or a main dish.

Top Review by Family baker

I love this recipe. I have been making this as-is for almost 10 years now. The only thing I, occasionally, do differently is I will make individual dishes and use the pastry to top the filling vs encasing. I have also made this recipe as individual hand pies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook chard in large pot of boiling salted water until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Drain. Squeeze out liquid. Chop chard.
  2. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; saute 1 minute.
  3. Add chard; sauté until excess liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes. Transfer chard mixture to large bowl.
  4. Cool slightly. Mix in ricotta and next 7 ingredients.
  5. Position rack in bottom third of oven; preheat to 375°F.
  6. Roll out 1 pastry sheet on lightly floured surface to 14-inch square.
  7. Transfer pastry to 9-inch-diameter tart pan with removable bottom. Trim edges, leaving 1-inch overhang. Fill pastry with chard mixture. Lightly brush pastry overhang with pastry brush dipped into water.
  8. Roll out second pastry sheet to 13-inch square. Using tart pan as guide, trim pastry square to 10-inch round. Drape over filling. Seal and fold in edges.
  9. Bake until pastry is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.
  10. Remove pan sides from tart. Transfer to platter. Cut into wedges and serve.

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