Thursday

winter white

how about a goat cheese & honey tart in beautiful shades of white to make up for the lack of winter white weather? this elegant dessert couldn't be easier to make and the simple flavors of tart goat cheese and yogurt are perfectly complimented by a drizzle of local honey. the recipe is inspired by a tart from an old issue of food & wine but i used the crust from this fall tart and think it turned out wonderfully - enjoy!

Goat Cheese & Honey Tart
serves 8

1/4 cup each almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts (toasted & cooled)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbs flax seeds
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbs chilled unsalted butter, diced
1 egg yolk
11 oz goat cheese
2 cups greek yogurt
2 tbs lime juice
2 tsp lime zest
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
1/3 cup honey
grease a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. in a food processor, grind nuts, flour, flax, sugar and salt into a fine meal. add butter and pulse until a coarse meal forms. add egg yolk and pulse until moist clumps form. press dough into bottom and sides of pan, about 1/4-inch thick, and pierce bottom with a fork several times. chill for 30 minutes. preheat oven to 400 degrees F. bake crust 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. cool completely.
in the bowl of an electric mixer, beat goat cheese, yogurt, lime juice and zest until combined. add sugar and beat until smooth. spread the filling evenly into the crust and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. just before serving, heat the honey in a small saucepan until it's a thinner consistency and drizzle over tart.

16 comments:

mav said...

looks amazing!

Gala said...

Love the flavors you combined, so fresh. Yum.

jen gotch said...

drool.

Anna said...

Beautiful pictures. This tart looks like it would be a treat for a special brunch or lunch.

joyofood said...

Very beautiful pictures.

Taylor

Michelle said...

I've just recently become acquainted with your blog and I love it! Your photos are beautiful and I've found some great stuff to try out in my kitchen! Looking forward to reading more :)

Emily said...

Oh that looks amazing. I bet the crust is delicious with all of those nuts!

zoe said...

Weekend project. Can't wait to try this beaming piece of glory.

alexandria said...

I've made my grocery list to walk to the store and get the goods for this recipe today. This looks amazing!

Jenious said...

I must try this tart as soon as I get a food processor. Greek yogurt, goat cheese and honey "are a few of my favorite things."

Mark Scarbrough said...

So excited to try this. I've got a tub of goat cheese in the fridge and guests aplenty. Yum. I'm imagining it left over for breakfast.

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lulalulalu said...

wow! i need an excuse to make this now.

Molly said...

Just lovely. Can't wait to try this. I recently made a warm goat cheese dip drizzled with honey and topped with toased, salted pistachios. Those flavors go so well together.

Anonymous said...

you're seriously amazing!

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I must try this tart as soon as I get a food processor. Greek yogurt, goat cheese and honey "are a few of my favorite things."