A savory tart made with creamy goat cheese, basil, and candied red peppers, both luxurious and inviting. The perfect side dish for any holiday meal.
I’m a sucker for savory pies and tarts, especially around the holidays.
The crisp buttery crust layered with cheese, herbs, and toppings is almost more than I can bear.
Every fall I bake up a new variety to share with friends and family at holiday events. Last year’s green bean mushrooms tart was a huge success. And before that there was a lovely not-so-sweet pear and brie tart, and a fresh tomato tart that was hard to beat.
Coming up with obscure traditions that only mean something to me is big fun in my little world… like annual savory tart day!
Plus, savory tarts offer a sneaky platform for smuggling veggies into your children. No one ever argues about eating vegetables when they are served in pie form.
That is a fact.
Our farmers markets are closing down for the year, but fortunately, I saved some of the best peppers this season with my FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer.
Remember my post about experimenting with a FoodSaver?
I vacuum sealed some vibrant red Italian Marconi Peppers in September, put them in my basement fridge for later use, and forgot all about them.
Then earlier this week, I found them down stairs and was amazed to see that they were still in good shape 7 weeks later.
7 WEEKS, GUYS!
I am officially sold on my FoodSaver. The basil I vacuum sealed lasted 2 whole weeks, and that is approximately 12 days, 8 hours, and 42 minutes longer than it usually lasts. Give or take a few minutes.
This easy tart is filled with ultra creamy goat cheese and fresh basil leaves. Then topped with sweet sliced red pepper, and a little drizzle of honey, so that the red peppers “candy” as the tart bakes. See how glossy they are?
The sweet and tangy quality of the red pepper top works wonders with the cream goat cheese filling below. This was a match made in heaven.
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