Peameal Green Bean Cheese Tart


About this Recipe

Recipe from Fresh with Anna Olson
Whitecap Books Ltd. ,February 27, 2011


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • ⅓ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼  cup water


  • ¼ lb peameal bacon, cooked
  • ¼ lb green beans, trimmed and blanched
  • ⅓ cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 ½ oz fresh goat cheese
NOTES: Tart can be pre-made a day ahead, chilled and reheated in a 325°F oven for 30 minutes.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a food processor, pulse flour and butter until a rough, crumbly texture. Add parmesan and water and pulse until dough comes together. Turn dough out, shape into a disc, wrap and chill until firm but not hard, about 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 375°F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a circle just under ½-inch thick and line a 9-inch removable-bottom tart shell, trimming edges. Chill crust 30 minutes. Line shell with parchment paper or foil and weigh with dried beans, raw rice or pie weights. Bake for 15 minutes, then lift off paper or foil and bake for about 15 minutes more until golden. Let cool.

Step 3

Reduce oven to 350°F. Julienne Peameal bacon and sprinkle over bottom of tart shell. Arrange beans over Peameal, tear basil leaves and sprinkle over, finishing with capers. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, salt and pepper. Carefully pour over tart fillings and crumble goat cheese over. Bake on a baking tray for about 30 minutes, until eggs are set but do not soufflé at the edges. Cool for 15 minutes before slicing.