Butternut Squash Tart

While I don’t like cold weather, I do like that fact that fall gives way to lots of squash available for different recipes.  One of my favorite go to’s is my Butternut Squash Soup, but this one is a new favorite as well.  I like it because it is can be used as a side for meals ( perfect for Thanksgiving!) or you can add meat to it, such as Sausage, to make it a whole meal.  The cheese can be switched up for different taste varieties and the spices can be dialed up or back depending on how “fall” you want it to be.  I will say, but my kids weren’t a fan because the texture threw them off ( they were expecting a sweet flavor), but it was fine because then I just had more to myself!

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Butternut Squash Tart

Crust

1 Cup Flour

4 Tablespoons Butter

Pinch Salt

Tsp Sugar

2 oz Cup Cold Water

Filling

1 Small Butternut squash, Peeled and sliced

4 Tablespoons Butter

1 Cup Gruyere Cheese (or more, your call!)

1 Tsp Sage

½ Tsp Thyme

Salt & Pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree
  2. Place Butter, flour, salt & sugar in food processor
  3. Add water as needed until full binded
  4. Wrap and place in fridge to chill
  5. Melt 4 oz of butter and add Thyme, Sage, Salt & Pepper
  6. Drizzle over sliced squash and toss until fully coated. Set Aside.
  7. Roll out dough and line tart pan ( or pie pan if need be )squash 5
  8. Place half your cheese on the crust basesquash 7
  9. Layer the squash slightly overlapping on top of the cheese until 2 layers are down squash 8squash 9
  10. Add remaining cheese to the top of the tartsquash 10
  11. Place in over to bake on cookie sheet for 45 minutes or until the cheese is slightly brownedsquash 11
  12. Let sit for 10 minutes before cutting so it can setsquash 13

For an added bonus, try some drizzles over the top.  A pure maple syrup or a spicy honey are great for that savory and sweet flavor combo that will make you come back for more!  I actually made my tart with a high fiber whole wheat flour so it was even a little bit healthier and still justifiable to have a huge slice!  Let me know if you try it and what cheese worked best for you!squash side

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