Butternut Squash and Mushroom Tart with Gruyère

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
If you can't find prepared ingredients, using fresh will add only about 15 minutes to the prep time.

Yield:

Serves 6 (serving size: 1 wedge)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 368
Fat 21.8 g
Satfat 5.7 g
Monofat 11.7 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 11.1 g
Carbohydrate 31.6 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Cholesterol 89 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 442 mg
Calcium 183 mg

Ingredients

Crust:
5.6 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons ice water
Cooking spray
Filling:
3 cups precubed peeled butternut squash
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3/4 cup prechopped onion
2.5 ounces aged Gruyère cheese, shredded and divided (about 2/3 cup)
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 1/2 ounces prechopped pancetta
5 ounces presliced shiitake mushroom caps
1/4 cup dry white wine

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. To prepare crust, weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup and spoons; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients (through baking powder) in a food processor; pulse 2 times or until combined. Combine 1/4 cup oil and 3 tablespoons ice water in a small bowl. With processor on, slowly add oil mixture through food chute, and process until dough is crumbly. Sprinkle dough into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Quickly press dough into an even layer in bottom and up sides of pie plate. Place crust into preheating oven, and bake for 10 minutes.

3. To prepare filling, place squash in food processor (do not clean from dough), and process for 1 minute or until squash is finely chopped. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add squash and onion to pan; sauté for 9 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. While squash cooks, combine half of cheese (about 1/3 cup), eggs, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl; stir in squash mixture. Remove crust from oven; spoon squash mixture over crust, and spread evenly. Return tart to 425° oven; bake 9 minutes.

5. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pancetta; cook 1 minute or until beginning to brown. Add mushrooms; cook for 7 minutes or until browned. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add wine; cook 1 minute or until liquid almost evaporates. Remove tart from oven. Arrange the mushroom mixture evenly over top of tart; sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 cup cheese. Return tart to 425° oven. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Note:

Sidney Fry, MS, RD,

November 2012