A Delectable Spring Carrot Tart Recipe to Delight Your Senses

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In the realm of springtime delights, few recipes can rival the exquisite charm of a well-crafted carrot tart. With its vibrant hues and delicate flavors, this dish effortlessly captures the essence of the season. Our rendition of the spring carrot tart elevates this classic treat to new heights, infusing it with a delightful blend of flavors and textures that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. From the crisp, buttery crust to the tender, caramelized carrots, every bite is a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more.

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Ingredients:

  • Tart Crust:
    • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
    • ½ cup butter (1 stick), cubed
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 3 tablespoon ice water
    • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • Carrot Filling:
    • 1 pound assorted colors baby carrots, trimmed, peeled, and halved lengthwise
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    • ⅔ cup mascarpone or cream cheese, softened
  • Toppings:
    • Fresh thyme leaves
    • Honey

Directions:

  1. Prepare the Tart Crust:
    • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
    • In a food processor, pulse the flour, butter, and salt until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and ice water.
    • With the processor running, add the yolk mixture until the dough just starts to come together.
    • Crumble the dough into an 11×8-inch rectangular tart pan or an 11-inch round pan with a removable bottom. Press the dough into the pan.
  2. Roast the Carrots:
    • Toss the carrots with olive oil and salt in a shallow baking pan.
    • Roast the carrots in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until crisp-tender and caramelized, stirring once.
  3. Assemble the Tart:
    • Sprinkle the chopped thyme leaves over the crust and press them in.
    • Spread the softened mascarpone or cream cheese over the crust.
    • Top the cheese with the roasted carrots.
    • Bake the tart for 5 minutes or until heated through.
    • Cool the tart slightly, then sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves and drizzle with honey.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Slice the tart into portions and serve warm or at room temperature.
    • Garnish with additional fresh thyme leaves if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 456
  • Fat: 30g
  • Carbs: 38g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin C: 6.4mg
  • Calcium: 83mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Potassium: 301mg

Indulge in the delightful flavors of spring with this exquisite carrot tart recipe. Perfect for brunches, parties, or a special treat for yourself, this tart is sure to impress with its beautiful presentation and amazing taste. Enjoy!

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