Summertime Tarts

Summertime and the living is easy…. so lets not make it complicated with confusing meals, shall we? Two easy tarts for any summer time dinner, or for those guests that stop by unexpectedly. Store bought puff pastry with fruits and veggies, almost as easy as a frozen dinner. And yes, you heard me right. Store bought, pre- made puff pastry. Sorry Martha, some of us work…. So, it’s time to clean out your crisper and dive into some tasty tarts.

Apple Goat Cheese Tart

Puff Pastry
2 Large Apples
2 tb. Honey – extra for serving
3 oz. Goat cheese

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Peel two apples and thinly slice them. In a square, parchment paper lined pan, place one of the square puff pastries. Spread softened goat cheese on the uncooked pastry dough and top with apple slices. Drizzle two tablespoons of honey on the apples and baked for fifty minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown.

When the tart is finished cooking, drizzle more honey on top and serve.


Roasted Vegetable and Hummus Tart

Puff Pastry
1 Large Onion
1/2 c. Broccoli
1/2 c. Cauliflower
2 Hand fulls of spinach
Original or traditonal Hummus
Olive Oil
2 tb. Red Wine Vinegar
Black Pepper
Powder Garlic

*The great thing about this recipe is that you can add almost any vegetable and it will be amazing.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and onion in a baking pan. Toss with olive oil and red wine vinegar and season to taste with pepper and garlic. Roast for thirty minutes. Once the vegetables are finished baking, place puff pastry dough into a square, parchment lined pan. Spread hummus on the unbaked dough and add roasted veggies. Drizzle olive oil and season again with garlic and pepper. Bake for fifty minutes or unit the sides start to turn golden brown.

When the tart is finished remove it from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes before serving. Trust me when I say,” Wait five minutes”…. the roof of your mouth will thank you.