Goat Cheese Tart with Mango Habanero Jam Video
Serves: 6
  • Tart Crust:
  • 1½ cups flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 stick cold butter, diced
  • ½ (+/-) cup cold water
  • Filling:
  • 12 ounces goat cheese
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup mango/habanero jam, whisked with 1 teaspoon warm water (or substitute your favorite apricot jam with ¼ teaspoon cayenne whisked in)
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. To make the tart crust:
  3. Place flour, salt and butter in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the butter is the size of peas (just a few seconds will do it). With the processor running, slowly add just enough cold water for the dough to begin to hold together. Turn dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap and firmly pat into a disk. Cover the dough completely with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the filling is ready.
  4. To make the filling:
  5. In a mixing bowl, mix the goat cheese, ricotta, egg yolks, salt and pepper.
  6. To assemble the tart:
  7. On a floured board or countertop, roll the pastry dough into a circle, about ½ inch thick. Line tart pan(s) with the pastry and trim the edges to fit. Be careful not to stretch the dough or it might shrink when baking. Prick the bottom of the tart shell with a fork. Pre-bake the tart shell(s) for about 15 minutes, or until the bottom of the shell just begins to brown. Remove the tart from the oven. If the bottom of the crust has puffed up, gently press it down with the base of a glass or measuring cup.
  8. Pour the goat cheese mixture into the tart shell and spread out with a spatula.
  9. Bake the tart for about 35 to 40 minutes (or about 25 to 30 minutes for tartlets). The filling should be just set and starting to brown on the edges. Cool. When the tart is completely cool, spread sweet and spicy mango/ habanero or apricot jam over the top. Sprinkle toasted pine nuts on top.
  10. Serve at room temperature.
  11. Serve with mixed greens tossed with vinaigrette for a light main course or a filling appetizer.
Recipe by Seasons in Vermont at https://seasonsinvermont.com/goat-cheese-tart-with-mango-habanero-jam-video/