If you are a mushroom lover like me, you have to try this Creamy Mushroom Tart recipe.
Creamy Mushroom Tart
Makes 16 App-Sized Wedges
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
2 slices bacon, chopped
2 tbsp minced red (or yellow) onion
1 clove garlic, minced
4 oz cremini or mini bella mushrooms, cleaned and rough chopped, have another 1 or 2 extra for garnish, thinly sliced.
1 tsp dry herbes de Provence
2 tbsp dry white wine
1/2 cup (half of a small tub) of light cream cheese
1/2 tsp each of salt and black pepper
1/3 cup shredded Mozzarella or Provolone cheese
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Roll out puff pastry to fit a small tart pan, either round, rectangle, or simply free-form on a parchment lined baking sheet. (If doing free-form, using a sharp paring knife, cut a border about half of the way through the dough about 1/3 of an inch from the edge. This outside edge will puff more and give you an outer crust) Place pan in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling. To make the filling, cook the chopped bacon, onion, garlic, chopped mushrooms and herbes de Provence over medium heat until the bacon is cooked and the mushrooms have released most of their liquids. Add the wine and continue to cook until the liquid is mostly evaporated. Remove from heat and stir in the cream cheese until smooth, also adding the salt and pepper. Mix in the shredded cheese and then bring the tart pastry out of the fridge and spoon the filling into it. Using the reserved sliced mushrooms, decorate as desired. Bake for 20 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown and the tart filling is also browning.