strawberry, tart, recipe

This unusual-sounding tart pairs the sweetness of strawberries with the salty, savoury bite of gorgonzola – a match made in heaven. Pair with a light pinot noir.

Ingredients

80g butter, melted

7 sheets fresh filo pastry

1 x 250g punnet Victorian Strawberries, washed and hulled

1 small, firm pear

100g gorgonzola cheese

¼ cup crushed walnuts

Method

  1. Preheat oven to fan 165°C. Brush a 20cm quiche or tart tin with butter, and layer over a piece of filo, allowing edges to drape over the sides. Butter this filo and place a second sheet over this, draping edges at right angles. Butter and layer a third piece of filo.
  2. Using a paring knife, slice pear into thin strips and top filo. Place a forth filo sheet over the pear and brush with butter.
  3. Carefully slice half the strawberries and place over filo.
  4. Crumble over half the gorgonzola and top with a fifth filo sheet. Butter this sheet and repeat another strawberry gorgonzola layer. Top with the final filo sheet and butter. Begin to carefully fold in all the draped edges, buttering as you go, being careful to keep the tart a nice shape. Once all the edges are folded in, brush with a final stage of melted butter and sprinkle with crushed walnuts.
  5. Bake for 55 – 60 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Slice and serve as part of an antipasto board, with salami, bitey cheddar and dried fruits, or serve with a rocket salad as a light lunch.

What is your favourite sweet-savoury pairing?