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How to make gluten-free tart

WW Senior Food Editor Lucy Kelly shows you how to make the perfect gluten free pastry for a vegie tart.

Gluten-free spinach, ricotta & thyme tart

10 SmartPoints® per serve
Prep time: 30 minutes + 30 minutes chilling |  Cook time: 35 minutes 
Serves: 6

Ingredients

1¼ cups (185g) gluten-free plain flour
1 tsp xanthan gum 
¼ cup (30g) almond meal
125g Weight Watchers Buttery Spread
460g baby spinach leaves
2 tbs sultanas, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tbs lemon juice
250g low-fat smooth ricotta
100g reduced-fat feta
1 tbs fresh thyme leaves
1 tbs pine nuts, toasted

Step 1

Process flour, xanthan gum, almond meal and spread in a food processor until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add 1 tablespoon of water. Process until dough just comes together, adding more water as needed.

How to make gluten-free spinach, ricotta & thyme tart

Step 2

Turn pastry onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until just smooth. Shape into a disc. Roll pastry between sheets of baking paper to form a 28cm round. Using paper to lift pastry, transfer to a baking tray. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

How to make gluten-free spinach, ricotta & thyme tart

Step 3

Meanwhile, steam spinach for 2 minutes or until just wilted. Drain. When cool enough to handle, squeeze out excess liquid. Finely chop spinach. Combine spinach, sultanas, garlic, lemon juice, ricotta, feta and half the thyme in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

How to make gluten-free spinach, ricotta & thyme tart

Step 4

Preheat oven to 200°C. Remove pastry from refrigerator and stand for 5 minutes. Remove top sheet of baking paper. Top pastry with spinach mixture, leaving a 4cm border all around. Fold pastry side partially over filling, using paper as a guide if needed.

How to make gluten-free spinach, ricotta & thyme tart

Step 5

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and base is cooked through. Serve tart sprinkled with pine nuts and remaining thyme.

SERVING SUGGESTION: Mixed garden salad drizzled with lemon juice. 

How to make gluten-free spinach, ricotta & thyme tart