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Carrot & pesto puff pastry tart

8
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Heritage varieties of baby vegetables make this an Insta stunner, but the tart tastes just as delicious made with ordinary carrots

Ingredients

Carrots, raw

400 g, baby rainbow carrots, trimmed

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Thyme, Fresh

5 sprig(s), leaves picked

Jus-Rol Ready Rolled Light Puff Pastry Sheet

320 g, uncooked

Egg, whole, raw

1 medium, raw, lightly beaten

Low Fat Soft Cheese

150 g

Tesco Reduced Fat Green Pesto

10 g

Lemon(s)

½ zest(s) of 1, finely grated

Parsley, fresh

15 g, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Put the carrots on a large baking tray, mist with cooking spray and toss with the thyme. Season and roast for 25 minutes until tender, turning halfway.
  2. When the carrots have been cooking for 10 minutes, lay the pastry on a baking tray and score a 2cm border around the edge, making sure not to cut all the way through. Brush with a little of the beaten egg and put in the oven below the carrots.
  3. Mix the remaining egg with the soft cheese and pesto. Season to taste.
  4. When the carrots are cooked, remove from the oven, along with the pastry. Gently press down the centre of the pastry with the back of a spoon. Cover with the cheese mixture and scatter over the carrots. Bake for 10 minutes until the filling has set and the pastry is golden. Sprinkle over the parsley and lemon zest.

Notes

To make this tart veggie-friendly, just use a ready-made vegetarian pesto, for the same SmartPoints®

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