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Cheese and Bacon Tart

Cheese and Bacon Tart


For the dough

  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • Beat the flour, gruyere and chilled butter in a mixer for 2-3 minutes using the whisk attachment. The butter should be completely incorporated and the flour should take on a yellowy color and resemble coarse meal.
  • Gradually add the chilled water until the mixture comes together to form a soft dough that you can work with.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to let it rest.
  • Grease a 28 cm tart pan with butter. Dust with flour and set aside until needed.
  • Lay out 2 large sheets of parchment and dust with flour.
  • Place the dough on one sheet of parchment and dust with flour.
  • Cover with the other sheet of parchment and roll out dough between the parchments. If your dough is difficult to roll out, set it aside at room temperature for 5 minutes, so it can soften.
  • Continue to roll out the dough, adding more flour to help you, until it has become as thin as 10 stacked sheets of paper.
  • Use your rolling pin to help you transfer the dough to the tart pan.
  • Gently fit on to the bottom and sides of the pan.
  • Cover with plastic wrap in a crisscross manner, making sure it directly touches the surface of the dough. Add cooking weights and cover with plastic wrap again.
  • Bake for ½ an hour.
  • When ready, turn up oven temperature to 180* C (350* F) Fan. Remove the plastic wrap and the cooking weights.
  • Lightly whisk the egg yolk with a teaspoon of water to make some egg wash and brush over dough.
  • Bake for another 5 minutes, until golden.

For the filling

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Place a pan over medium heat.
  • Slice the onion.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan.
  • Add the onions and sauté until they soften.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Stir and allow to caramelize.
  • Place another pan over high heat.
  • Finely chop the bacon, add it to the pan and sauté until golden brown.
  • In a bowl, add 2 eggs, cream cheese, heavy cream, gruyere, salt, pepper, paprika, thyme and mint.
  • Whisk until incorporated.
  •  Arrange the caramelized onions in the baked tart shell.
  • Add the bacon and pour the egg mixture on top.
  • Crumble the goat cheese over it.
  • Chop the cherry tomatoes in half and distribute them on the surface, placing them skin side up.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the filling rises and turns golden.   
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
16 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
31 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
66 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
6 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
4 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
26 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
4 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
18 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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