Caramelized Onions, Peppers and Cream Cheese Tart
 
 
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Appetizer
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: International
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Dough
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅔ tsp sugar
  • 200 gr. / 7 oz. butter or margarine, cold and cut in squares
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
For the Filling
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 200 gr. / 7 oz. mushrooms
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp white rum
  • 6 tbsp butter or margarine, divided
  • 500 gr. / 17.5 oz. cream cheese
  • 100 gr. / 3.5 heavy cream
  • ½ tsp Italian herbs
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Tart Cell
  1. The previous day or at least three hours before we bake the tart, make the tart cell.
  2. In your mixer add the flour, salt and sugar and mix slightly to combine.
  3. Add the butter or margarine and whisk so as to become crumbles.
  4. Add the egg after you have whisked it a bit and mix again slightly.
  5. Add the water and vinegar and whisk only until everything starts to gather around the paddle.
  6. Take a cling film and wrap the dough tightly.
  7. Put in the fridge and let it rest until its usage.
For the Filling
  1. In a skillet pour 3 tbsp of butter or margarine in medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and sugar and sauté them until they are caramelized.
  3. Towards the end, pour the rum and flambé them (you can add the rum and just let it evaporate if you don’t feel comfortable with setting a fire).
  4. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Either on the same skillet or in a different one pour the other 3 tbsp of margarine or butter again on medium heat.
  6. Add the peppers and mushrooms and sauté until they become tender.
  7. Remove and set aside.
  8. While the onions and the peppers sauté, you can make the cream cheese filling.
  9. In a bowl mix the cream cheese, the heavy cream, the herbs and the garlic powder (you can use a garlic clove if you don’t want or don’t have garlic powder).
Assembly
  1. Take the dough out of the fridge and let it stay at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Take a 25cm / 10 in. tart pan with side width 4cm to 5 cm / 1.5 in to 2 in. and butter it.
  3. With a rolling pin open the dough to a round that has a diameter about 30 cm. /12 in to 32 cm / 12.5 in.
  4. Place the dough in the tart pan and arrange it to fit.
  5. Add the cream cheese and on top arrange the onions and peppers.
  6. Cut the dough that exceeds the edges of the tart pan.
  7. Preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the crust is done.
  9. Remove from the oven, let it cool and serve.
  10. It can be eaten warm or at room temperature.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/caramelized-onions-peppers-and-cream-cheese-tart/