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Butternut Squash Tart

Grab your Butternut Squash before the first signs of frost and enjoy this delicate, sweet tart. A perfect dish if you fancy something a little different.


  • 1 butternut squash (about 600g), peeled and cut into 2 cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 320g sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 250g tub ricotta
  • a few sage leaves, finely chopped
  • good grating of nutmeg
  • zest and juice ½ lemon
  • 70g bag of rocket
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 25g pine nuts


  1. Begin by heating your oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas 7. Put the squash on a baking tray. Toss in half the oil, season and spread out into a single layer (you may need 2 baking trays). Roast for 30-35 mins or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, place a large rectangle of baking parchment on a baking tray. Unroll the pastry and lay it on top. Score a 1 cm border with the tip of a knife and prick the inside part all over with a fork. Bake in the oven for 15 mins.
  3. Mix the ricotta, sage, nutmeg, lemon zest and plenty of seasoning in a bowl. Once the pastry and squash are cooked, remove from the oven. Gently press the centre of the pastry case down with the back of a spoon. Spread the ricotta mix into the centre. Lay on squash Bake for a further 10-15 mins until the pastry is golden and crisp.
  4. Mix the lemon juice, rocket, chilli, pine nuts and 1 tbsp oil. Scatter half over the tart and serve the rest on the side.