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Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

Fall is in the air and  the coloring of the leaves is happening…    The beauty of the fall season is something to behold when the sun is shining.   I have been given a couple of butternut squash to enjoy in older recipes and create a couple of new ones.  This is back to a recipe I put up  in October 2014.  Still good!

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Acorn and Butternut Squash

Acorn and Butternut Squash

The  butternut squash beauty on the right was selected for the autumn tart.  The wonderful thing about this entree tart it is as tasty as  eating dessert.  In this  particular tart I used shredded chicken from chicken drumsticks previously cooked in the slow cooker.  Drumsticks were tried as a means of trying to be economical.  Chicken breasts are also very nice to use with this tart. Chicken was used this time as ham is not a part of this household’s diet anymore due to the high sodium and alas….extra fat.

12 inch Squash, Chicken and Pecan Tart

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart baked in a 12-inch tart pan.

 

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

This make a wonderful tart with the ginger pastry.  It will fill a 11-12 inch tart pan giving it a thick filling.  This was a  perfect tart, it did not crumble when the tart pan rim was removed or crumble when it was cut.   Just add a green salad or vegetable with fruit for dessert and lunch is served.

Butternut Squash, Chicken, Pecan Tart with steamed broccoli

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart with steamed broccoli

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

This recipe combines a favorite autumn vegetable with chicken, pecans and apples for a dessert like entree to become a Thanksgiving favorite.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • GINGER PASTRY

Notes

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2018 Version of the Tart:  I turned it into a 9-inch pie.  I cheated and bought a frozen pie crust.  I omitted the chicken, added just a little more squash, reduced the sugar some and proceeded as instructed.  Really had more filling than needed.  Baked the remainder in a small dish.  

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Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

A brunch idea:  An Asparagus Tart

A brunch idea: An Asparagus Tart

Each spring we look for daffodils, tulips, green grass and dandelions.   Then we look for the bunches of asparagus in the produce departments of the grocery.  Asparagus is now available all year round, but it is in the spring the stalks and tips are tenderest.  Also let’s face it, a better price per bunch.

Asparagus can be used many ways, it is good mixed in a melange of roasted vegetables seasons with olive oil,  rosemary, spice Blend, crushed red pepper, oregano flakes and sea salt.

Asparagus Tart

Spring time asparagus surrounded with a custard filling, great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or late time supper. Excellant to be served warm or room temperature.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • Caraway Pie Dough a 10 inch single crust

Instructions

  • Make the Caraway Pie Dough
  • Mix flour, salt and caraway seeds together in food processor.
  • Add butter and shortening.
  • Process until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  • Add the ice water until the dough will stick together.
  • Roll into a ball, flatten into a disk.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap to refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Roll dough out to fit a greased 10 inch pie plate or tart pan.
  • Prick dough lightly with a fork.
  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Custard Filling
  • Wash and trim bottom ends off the asparagus.
  • Cut into 2 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Blanch for 3 minutes in boiling water, drain and rinse in cold water.
  • Save asparagus tips separately.
  • In a bowl, blend the cream, cream cheese and eggs, one at a time. It will be lumpy.
  • Blend in the salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce.
  • Spread the asparagus stalks evenly over the dough.
  • Pour in half of the custard filling.
  • Bake 15 minutes on the lowest shelf of the oven.
  • Remove from oven; pour in the remaining filling.
  • Arrange the asparagus tips around the edge of pie.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Reduce temperature of the oven to 375 F.
  • Return to the bottom shelf of the oven to bake 40 minutes.
  • Test for doneness: when a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Rest the tart for 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

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Recipe inspired by The Best of Food and Wine, 1990,  pp 193-94.

 

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