As mentioned in Day 72 of The Challenge
Guest starring my dad! This was a twist on a classic cheese tart, and the first time we had tried this variant before. A simple cheese tart is a big favourite in our family, easily tweaked to include spinach, onion, tomato, ham or broccoli, for example. This time we included sliced apples and it was scrumptious! Maybe a little further tweaking to perfect it, but certainly good enough to share!
Shell for 1 pie crust (For crust recipe see here)
400g of L'Etivaz or Gruyère (or a similarly mature cheese), grated
400 ml milk
4 heaped tbsp of flour
1/4 nutmeg, grated
2 1/2 apples, sliced
4-5 rashers of bacon, fried and crumbled
Pepper to taste
1) Line a pie plate with crust. Arrange apple slices over it in a single layer, then sprinkle over the grated cheese.
2) Beat eggs. Add flour and whisk together, then add milk, mixing well. Grate in nutmeg and stir.
3) Pour egg mix evenly over the cheese and apples. Grind pepper over the top and sprinkle over the crumbled bacon.
4) Bake at 200°C for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top and the tart has risen.
So very tasty, and it paired well with chunky veggie soup and a glass (or two) of wine for dinner. The tart seemed unable to decide fully whether it was dinner or dessert, but turned out to be the perfect middle ground. Next time though we thought of swapping out the bacon for prosciutto as it has a more delicate flavour. We also would like to try standing up the apple slices in the cheese to allow the skins to caramelise.
EDIT: We made this again, standing up the apple slices in the cheese and it worked very nicely :)