Brussels Spouts and Cheese Tartlet

3:10 pm on 3 August 2012


  • thinly rolled puff pastry
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 leek, white and light green parts thinly sliced
  • 100 g Marlborough Shallots
  • 30 g Marlborough Garlic
  • 250 g ounces Brussels sprouts, quartered
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 120 g  grated cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


Line a baking sheet with parchement paper, and unfold the puff pastry in order to place it in the middle of the baking sheet. Prick the sheet, cover with plastic and refrigerate.

Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add leek and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add Brussel sprouts, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally for about 5-7 minutes

Add balsamic vineger and continue to cook until the liquid is absorbed, and put into a bowl to mix with the thyme. Let cool.

Take the puff pastry out of the fridge and spread the vegetable mixture, leaving a 1 inch border all around. Brush edges with egg and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until the pastry is golden and the cheese is bubbling, about 20 minutes.

Cool slightly and serve warm, or serve at room temperature if you like.

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