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Easy Goats Cheese Tart Recipe

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Say HELLO to our super easy goats cheese tart – you can have this made and in the oven in literally minutes. Perfect family dinner idea for summer – just add a salad.

Throwing together a simple cheese tart for lunch is one of my favourite go-to summer meal ideas, I love how quickly they come together, how pretty they look and how little effort is actually needed.

And when it comes to summer cooking, low effort is my default setting!

Making A Delicious Goat Cheese Tart Is A Good Thing, Here’s Why! 

Super simple – puff pastry tarts are the absolute easiest thing to make, you just can’t mess them up! 

Add extra toppings – you can customise homemade tarts really easily. Just add or swap out any ingredients you like. You can add caramelized onions, fresh basil, fresh thyme leaves, or any thinly sliced vegetables you fancy. Go free-style in the kitchen!

Easy Goats Cheese Tart Recipe 

Serves – 6 

Prep Time – 10 minutes 

Cook Time – 20 minutes 

Total Time – 30 minutes 

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Equipment Needed 

  • Baking tray – large enough to easily fit the sheet of puff pastry.
  • Greaseproof paper – or parchment paper to line the tray 
  • Sharp knife 
  • Tablespoon 
  • Small bowl – or cup to beat the eggs 
  • Fork 
  • Pastry brush 
  • Zester or grater – to zest the lemons
  • Cooling rack

Easy Goats Cheese Tart Ingredients

All the tasty ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious, indulgent tart that’s packed with flavor  

  • 1 sheet Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
  • 100 g Soft Goat Cheese
  • 2 handfuls Rocket
  • 2 tbs Pine Nuts
  • 1 Zest of a Lemon
  • 2 tsp Runny Honey
  • 1 handful Cress – this is also nice with fresh thyme
  • 1 Beaten Egg
goats cheese tart with rocket and pine nuts.

How To Make Goats Cheese Tart

Our simple goat cheese tart recipe tastes so good! And it’s beautifully simple to make…. because… we cheat!

Cooks note! Get the puff pastry sheet out of the fridge around 15 minutes before you want to use it

Step 1 – preheat the oven

Step 2 – prepare the tart crust

  • Unroll the puff pastry sheet and place it onto the parchment paper on the baking tray.
  • Use the knife to make an indentation around 1/2 inch from the edge all the way around the pastry sheet. Add little lines on the border section of pastry so that the tart will puff up nicely around the edges

Step 3 – add the goats cheese tart toppings that will be cooked

  • Spread the red pepper pesto over the tart keeping it inside the edge indentation.
  • Crumble over the goat cheese. 
  • You can season with salt and black pepper here if you like. 
  • Egg wash the pastry edges using the beaten egg and pastry brush.

Step 4 – bake the goats cheese tart in the oven

  • Bake in the oven for around 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is cooked through, the cheese is melted and golden brown and the edges are golden

Step 5 – let the tart cool down a little

  • Remove the tart from the oven an place on a wire cooling rack and allow to cool a little. You can keep it on the parchment paper, just slide it from the tray to the rack.

Step 6 – toast the pine nuts

  • Gently toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan over a low heat – until they start to brown a little and smell really nutty.

Step Seven – finish off the goats cheese tart

  • Sprinkle over the pine nuts, rocket leaves lemon zest and cress. 
  • Then add a drizzle of honey to taste.

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Make Our Puff Pastry Tart Recipe Your Way

There’s loads of ways to switch up the flavours of our easy goat cheese tart recipe – you could try…

goat cheese tart with rocket and pine nuts.
  • Different flavoured pestos – classic basil or sun dried tomato pesto all work well.
  • Try different types of cheese – just go with your favourites or try a mixture.
  • Add more vegetables to the tart – try roasted peppers, caramelised onions, baby beets, spinach or asparagus they’re all delicious on a simple puff pastry tart recipe.
  • Switch the pine nuts – try chopped pecans, walnuts or crushed almonds
  • Turn our goat cheese tart into goat cheese tartlets and serve as mini appetizers– just cut the pastry into mini squares and make it all on a mini scale.

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What To Serve With Goats Cheese Tart

goat cheese tart with rocket and pine nuts.

Our goat cheese tart is delicious served with crusty bread, herby chips, side salads or steamed vegetables dressed with lemon and olive oil. Or try out the side dishes below.

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Goats Cheese Tart

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A deliciously easy, yet indulgent goats cheese tart. Super easy summer food!

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of ready rolled puff pastry
  • 4 tbs red pepper pesto
  • 100g soft goats cheese
  • 50g rocket
  • 2 tbs pine nuts 
  • zest of a lemon
  • 2 tsp runny honey
  • 1 punnet of cress 
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C / 375F / Gas Mark 5
  2. Line the baking tray with greaseproof paper,
  3. Unroll the puff pastry sheet and place it onto the parchment paper on the baking tray.
  4. Use the knife to make an indentation around 1/2 inch from the edge all the way around the pastry sheet. Add little lines on the border section of pastry so that the tart will puff up nicely around the edges
  5. Spread the red pepper pesto over the tart keeping it inside the edge indentation.
  6. Crumble over the goat cheese.
  7. You can season with salt and black pepper here if you like.
  8. Egg wash the pastry edges using the beaten egg and pastry brush.
  9. Bake in the oven for around 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is cooked through, the cheese is melted and golden brown and the edges are golden
  10. Remove the tart from the oven an place on a wire cooling rack and allow to cool a little. You can keep it on the parchment paper, just slide it from the tray to the rack.
  11. Gently toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan over a low heat – until they start to brown a little and smell really nutty.
  12. Sprinkle over the pine nuts, rocket leaves lemon zest and cress.
  13. Then add a drizzle of honey to taste.

Notes

Serve with side salads

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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