I talked a little bit yesterday about how I come up with the recipes I put together and now you get to enjoy the fruits of that labor. Not only that but since one of my childhood friends isn’t a fan of Spinach I tested out a version with Broccoli so you get two recipes in one! Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS: 8 oz chopped spinach , thawed and squeezed dried (or 1-1/2 cups of pre-cooked broccoli cuts) ~ 6 oz Brie (3 oz cubed – 3 oz chopped fine) ~ 1/4 cup sunflower seeds ~ 1/4 cup vegetable broth ~ Salt and Pepper ~ 1 cup pears, cubed (canned) ~ 1 refrigerated Pie Crust ~ tomato slices (optional)
DIRECTIONS: Bring your pie crust to room temperature. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Place spinach (or Broccoli), finely chopped brie, sunflower seeds, vegetable broth, 1/4 Tsp salt, 1/8 Tsp pepper and pears in a microwaveable glass bowl, stir to combine.
Adapted from a Recipe found in America’s Test Kitchen Quick Cookbook
Heat for approximately 1 minute to heat throughout, stir to combine and season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and place pie crust on top. Spread spinach mixture on top of the pie crust leaving about a 1 inch border all the way around.
Place the tomato slices on top of the spinach mixture.
Fold edges of the dough toward the center, for a decorative touch pleat every 3 inches.
Place the 3 oz of cubed brie on top of the tomato slices with the rind facing up.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and brown in spots. Rotate the sheet halfway through baking. Let cool slightly and serve in slices.
NOTE: I purposefully made this a meatless tart but it would be great with any meat mixed into the spinach mixture. Any meat used should be pre-cooked.
Rustic Tart – Broccoli Pear and Brie:
Hope you enjoy!
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kathy @ vodka and soda says
this looks so yummy!!! i always wonder how people can come up with such amazing creations all on their own!!
I really is just toss everything in and hope it works!! 🙂
This looks so fancy!! Look at you! 🙂
Thanks! It is much easier than it looks.
Nichole C says
This looks YUMMY!
Thank you! It was easy to make and i got leftovers for lunch! 😉
Giveaways make me smile!!! lol. You go girl look at this!! It looks amazing!!!
Haha!! Thank you! I have it for lunch today and I am kinda excited about it.
Mmmm. My vegetarian self is drooling.
I know I put a lot of meat in my recipes so I wanted to be sure to include some more veggie dishes this year! Glad you like it!
Would this taste good without tomaters? I’m not a tomater fan but I love the rest of the ingredients!
Yes, the tomato is totally optional. I just added it for the color!
Brianne Bracco says
This looks sooooo yummy! I think I need to try and make for sure 🙂
Thank you! You totally should give it a try!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I love love love tarts. This looks great!
Thank you! I love how you can pretty much add anything to them too.
you are so clever! this sounds amazing!
Thank you! It was really good and now i am glad I had leftovers!
Hmm….I’m just not sure about this lol. Pears in a savory dish??
Haha!! You can barely taste them but there is a hint of them and they were used more for the juices that would cook out of them. Keeping the spinach from getting crispy or dry.
That looks amazing! I must make it! Friends make me smile 🙂
Thank you! Hope you like it! Friends are the best, they can make any day better!!!
Ummm…yum! This looks awesome!
Thank you! I am enjoying the leftovers for sure! 😉
Yum I love all these ingredients, so I’m sure I would love this recipe!! Thanks for sharing!
Ive never seen anything quite like this before, but it sure looks good!!!
Racing Bananas says
I’m literally drooling looking at these pictures! This is awesome!
This looks amazing! Your cooking has truly expanded. I’m looking forward to seeing all the amazing things you’re going to make this year!
Thank you so much! I am trying to branch out more and more. I will be trying to cover every meal time too so its not all dinners.
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
Hi, I found you on SITS. I love this recipe! I’d love to try it sometime.
Thank you very much! I hope you give it a try!
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