Pea, Artichoke & Asparagus Tart

Pea Artichoke and Asparagus Tart

For the filling:

  • 6 eggs
  • 4tbsp crème fraîche
  • Salt and freshly-round pepper
  • 2tbsp Lunaio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 shallots, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 125g asparagus tips
  • 160g peas
  • 4 Seggiano artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 10g grated parmesan

For the tart case:

  • 30g butter, melted
  • 2tbsp Lunaio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 250g pack filo

To serve:

  • Pea shoots
  • Lunaio Organic Lemon Oil

This melt-in-the-mouth tart by Seggiano is perfect for spring and summer entertaining, with a crunchy filo pastry case and soft, delicious filling…

Serves: 8
Cooking time: 50min

  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC, Fan Oven 140ºC, Gas Mark 3 and place a baking tray inside to heat up.
  2. Whisk together the eggs and crème fraîche until smooth, season with salt and pepper then set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan then cook the shallots over a low heat, stirring often, until softened and golden. Set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, blanch the asparagus and peas in a pan of boiling water for 2-3min then drain and tip into a bowl of iced water.
  5. Now prepare the tart base. Stir together the melted butter and olive oil. Unwrap the filo pastry and lay between 2 damp tea towels to prevent it drying out as you work.
  6. Brush a 20cm loose bottomed tin with the butter and oil mixture then lay a sheet of pastry into the tin, sticking it to the sides. Don’t worry if it doesn’t cover the whole surface, you can cover any gaps with the next sheet of pastry. Brush with more butter and oil then repeat the layers until you have used all of the pastry. Use scissors to trim the pastry into an even edge just above the tin. You may find it best to cut the pastry sheets in half to better fit your tin.
  7. Stir the cooled shallots, peas and artichokes into the egg mixture then tip into the tart case. Lay the asparagus on top then sprinkle over the parmesan.
  8. Slide the tin onto the hot baking tray in the oven and bake for 30min or until the filling is just set then leave to cool in the tin.
  9. Serve with pea shoots and a drizzle of lemon oil.

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Why not try one of our other tart recipes? We have British Tomato Tarte Tatin, and for dessert, Lemon And Mascarpone Drambuie Tarts.