Acorn Squash Goat Cheese Tart

Carla Hall
Servings: 4 - 6
15 to 30 min
Part 1 of 2

Want the perfect Fall appetizer? Try this Acorn Squash Goat Cheese Tart!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Acorn Squash Goat Cheese Tart
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 sheet puff pastry (thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons flour (for rolling out pastry)
  • 1 small acorn squash (halved, seeds removed, 1/4 inch thick half moons)
  • 1 small red onion (peeled, 1/4 inch thick half moons)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled, minced)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Goat Cheese Filling :
  • 1 cup goat cheese (softened)
  • 2 teaspoons sage leaves (chopped)
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • In a small bowl, add the egg and water and whisk to combine.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll puff pastry to 1/8-inch thick rectangle. Cut a 1/2-inch strip off all sides of the puff pastry rectangle. Brush the edges of the puff pastry rectangle with the egg wash mixture and place the 1/2-inch strips of puff pastry on top of the edges to form a crust. Brush the entire tart with egg wash and prick all over with the prongs of a fork.
  • On another baking sheet, add the acorn squash, onions and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Place tart and acorn squash baking sheets in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the tart is golden brown and acorn squash is tender. Remove and allow the tart shell to cool completely.
  • For the Goat Cheese Filling: In a medium bowl, add the goat cheese, sage and olive oil and mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • To Assemble: Carefully spread the goat cheese filling in an even layer in the center of the cooled puff pastry. Add roasted onions and garlic. Shingle acorn squash in two rows over the onions and garlic. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Tip: Cook puff pastry ahead of time or make smaller tarts for appetizers.
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