RECIPE: Seasonal Beetroot, Cranberry & Feta Tarts

By 25th November 2021Recipes
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These beetroot, cranberry & feta tarts look amazing and taste delicious, too. It requires a bit of time, but the recipe itself is easy. They’re vegetarian and serve 10, so it’s perfect for Christmas entertaining.

MAKES 10 TARTS

INGREDIENTS

  • 10cm Pastry Tarts x 10
  • Cranberry Sauce x 150g
  • Beetroot x 500g
  • Fresh Eggs x 3 Each
  • Milk x 425ml
  • Feta cheese x 150g
  • Thyme x 10g
  • Vegetable oil x 20ml
  • Salt x 5g
  • Pepper x 5g

METHOD

  • Wash the beetroot and trim off any excess stem, keeping the top and tail intact.
  • Place the beetroot in a large pan and cover with water, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Once the beetroot is fork tender, drain and cool slightly, rub off the skin.
  • Top and tail the beetroot and cut into 2cm wide wedges, place in a bowl with the oil, half the salt and pepper, toss the ingredients together ensuring the oil covers the beetroot.
  • Place on a parchment lined tray and roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes until caramelised.
  • Finely chop the thyme.
  • Spread the base of each tart case with 15g (1 Tbsp) of cranberry sauce.
  • In a bowl whisk the eggs, milk, thyme and remaining salt and pepper together. Divide the beetroot amongst each tart case laying wedges over the cranberry sauce.
  • Crumble the feta cheese and distribute it evenly into the tart cases filling the cracks between the beetroot.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the tarts leaving a half cm gap to the top.
  • Place in the oven and bake at 165C/145C Fan/Gas 3 until the egg mix has set, and the tops are golden brown.