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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mix the lemon juice, rocket, chilli, pine nuts and 1 tbsp oil. Scatter half over the tart and serve the rest on the side.