Recipe

Savory Carrot & Tarragon Tart

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

1 3/4 hours

Servings: 

8

The bright orange carrots in this savory tart are a feast for the eyes and the palate.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh tarragon leaves, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive or canola oil

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive or canola oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry, (see Ingredient Note) or rice vinegar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh tarragon, or 3/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. To prepare crust: Coat a 9- to 10-inch tart pan with cooking spray. Place all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, tarragon and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a food processor; pulse to combine. Add butter one piece at a time, pulsing once or twice after each addition, until incorporated. Add 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup yogurt and pulse just until the dough starts to come together. Transfer the dough to the prepared pan (it will be crumbly), spread evenly and press firmly into the bottom and all the way up the sides to form a crust.
  3. Bake the crust until set but not browned, about 15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
  4. To prepare filling: Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in carrots and 1 tablespoon sherry (or rice vinegar) and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  5. Spread mustard over the crust. Sprinkle with Cheddar, then evenly spread the carrot mixture in the tart shell.
  6. Whisk 1/2 cup yogurt, milk, eggs, tarragon, the remaining 1 tablespoon sherry (or rice vinegar), 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Place the tart pan on a baking sheet and pour in the filling.
  7. Bake the tart until the filling is firm and the edges are golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve warm or chilled.

Tips & Notes

Ingredient Note

Sherry is a type of fortified wine originally from southern Spain. Don't use the “cooking sherry”—it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, purchase dry sherry that's sold with other fortified wines.

Cut Down on Dishes

A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 304, Carbohydrates: 24 g., Fat: 20 mg., Saturated Fat: 7 mg., Monounsaturated Fat: 9 mg., Protein: 8 mg., Cholesterol: 75 g., Fiber: 2 g., Postassium: mg., Sodium: 403 mg., Added Sugars: mg.