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Brie and Prosciutto Tart

 Brie and Prosciutto Tart
Feel free to experiment with this versatile tart. Substitute ham or Canadian bacon for prosciutto, Swiss chard for spinach and your favorite kind of creamy cheese for Brie.—Amy Tong, Anaheim, California
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • FILLING:
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed and cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a food processor, process pecans until
  • finely chopped. Add flour and sugar; cover and pulse until blended.
  • Add butter; cover and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

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Brie and Prosciutto Tart (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Combine the egg yolk, water and mustard. While processing, gradually
  • add egg yolk mixture until dough forms a ball.
  • Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 14x4-in.
  • fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Bake 18-22 minutes or until
  • crust is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large skillet, saute shallots in oil until tender. Add spinach;
  • cook 1-2 minutes longer or until wilted. Remove and set aside to
  • cool.
  • Meanwhile, in the same skillet, cook prosciutto over medium heat
  • until slightly crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain. In a large
  • bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and seasonings. Spoon spinach mixture
  • into crust; pour egg mixture over top. Top with prosciutto and
  • cheese.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Sprinkle with thyme. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: You may use an ungreased 9-in. round fluted tart pan with removable bottom instead of a 14-in. x 4-in. pan. Bake as directed.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 248 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.