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Shiitake & Goat Cheese Rustic Tart

 Shiitake & Goat Cheese Rustic Tart
I almost always prefer sweet over savory but was inspired to try this tart featuring shiitake mushrooms and goat cheese. Refrigerated pie pastry allows for easy assembly.— Karen Watts, Cortlandt Manor, New York
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.


  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled


  • In a large skillet, saute mushrooms and shallots in butter and oil
  • until tender. Remove from the heat; add the thyme, salt and pepper.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a 14-in. circle.
  • Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spoon mushroom
  • mixture over the pastry to within 2 in. of edges; sprinkle with
  • cheese.
  • Fold up edges of pastry over filling, leaving center uncovered. Bake
  • at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 247 calories,

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Shiitake & Goat Cheese Rustic Tart (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.