Rustic Summer Squash Tart

"This recipe is from Woman's Day."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add squash and shallots and cook, turning pieces as they start to color, 7 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Remove from heat, stir in thyme, garlic and pepper to taste, cool to room temperature.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, unroll or unfold pie crust on the parchment.
  • With a rolling pin, roll crust to a 13-inch round.
  • Crumble half the cheese over crust to within 2 inches of edge.
  • Arrange squash mixture, pepper strips and tomato slices on cheese; fold edge of the crust over filling and brush crust with egg.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until pastry is golden.
  • Slide tart, still on parchment, onto a wire rack.
  • Crumble remaining cheese over top.
  • Let cool before serving.

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  1. Oh, this is a phenomenally beautiful dish! And just delicous. I like blue cheese so that worked well for me. But I suspect an alternative easily meltable cheese would do very nicely for those who don't like blue cheese. Feta? (because the saltiness is crucial, I think). Goat cheese? In any case, this is wonderful...make it! (Note--do use a crust that you like.... I simply don't like crust made with shortening, so I splurge and either make or, in this case, purchase a pie crust made with butter. You're not going to like this if you don't like your crust.)
  2. This is 5 Star for just how beautiful it is. I did find the blue cheese a little too strong for my taste. I like blue cheese, but there was quite a bit in this tart and it overpowered the other flavors. I'll use feta next time. Again, this is just beautiful! Made for Best of 2008 Cookbook Tag!


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