Cheese, Apple and Pear Tart – Easy Gourmet Vegetarian Dessert Recipe

 

 

Goats cheese, apple tart and pear is a simple puff pastry recipe topped with a drizzle of chili lime dressing. The simple and easy recipe requires 30 minutes to an hour preparation time, approximately 10 to 30 minutes cooking time, and can serves 5.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 tablespoon goat milk
  • 8 oz. goats’ cheese – log-shaped chevre
  • 14¼ oz. puff pastry
  • 2 cooking apples
  • 2 pears
  • 2 limes – juice only
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 fresh red chili
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • green salad

 

Directions:

 

  •   Preheat the oven to 360F.
  •   Roll out the puff pastry to a rectangle slightly larger than a sheet of A4 paper.
  •   Place the pastry on a greased baking sheet, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  •   Peel, core and finely slice the apples and pears and toss with half the lime juice.
  •   Using a hot, wet, sharp knife, cut the chevre in half lengthways.
  •   Finely slice the chevre into thin, half-moon shapes.
  •   Beat together the egg white and the goat milk.
  •   Take the puff pastry rectangle and brush the egg white mixture around its edges.
  •   Place alternate slices of apple and pear in neat lines across the rectangle, leaving a  2cm (¾in) gap of pastry around the edge.
  •   Place the chevre slices so that they overlap with the fruit slices.
  •   Bake the fruit tart for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is crisp, the fruit is golden and the goats’ cheese has browned.
  •   Meanwhile, using a mortar and pestle, grind together the chili and sugar to form a paste.
  •   Mix in the remaining lime juice, olive oil, salt and freshly ground pepper and mix together well.
  •   Once the tart is cooked, remove from the oven and allow to rest for five minutes.
  •   Drizzle over the chili lime dressing and serve with a green salad.

 

 

 

Nutritional facts:

The Puff Pastry recipe contains 446 Calories per serving; – Fat 29.8g, Protein 9.3g, Carbohydrates 33.6g, Sugars 17.1g, Fibre 2.4g, Sodium 0.5g.

 

 

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How to make Low-fat Cheese Cake – Easy Gourmet Dessert Recipe

Slice of New York cheesecake

 

Have an Eye for Low-fat cheese cake, this is Perfect!

 

The low-fat cheese cake uses quark cheese, an almost fat-free soft cheese made from skimmed goat milk. Approximately 2 hours preparation time and 30 minutes cooking time. The recipe can serves 8.

 

Ingredients for the base:

 

  • 6 low-fat digestive biscuits
  • 10 low-fat/reduced sugar plain biscuits
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2½oz butter, melted

 

Ingredients for the filling:

 

  • 5 fluid oz skimmed goat milk
  • 1 lb 2oz quark cheese
  • 10½ oz. fat-free Greek yoghurt
  • 6 leaves gelatine
  • 2 oz. cocoa powder
  • 3½oz super fine sugar
  • 2 free-range egg whites
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds only
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

To serve:

  • 10½oz. fresh strawberries

 

 

Directions:

 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F, line a 9in spring form cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  • For the base, put all the biscuits into a freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin until they resemble breadcrumbs. Place into a mixing bowl and add the honey and melted butter and mix well to combine. Press the mixture into the bottom of the tin.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool while you prepare the filling.
  • To make the filling, soak the gelatine leaves in a bowl of ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Put the milk, cocoa powder and sugar into a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until the sugar has melted and the cocoa is completely combined. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for a few minutes. Whisk in the gelatine and set aside.
  • Put the quark and yoghurt into a mixing bowl and beat together until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and the vanilla seeds. Beat to mix well and then add the cocoa mixture. Beat until smooth and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed from the bowl. Fold one third of the egg whites into the cheesecake mixture and then carefully fold in the remainder.
  • Spoon the mixture onto the base then put into the fridge to set for at least 4-6 hours or overnight if possible. Decorate with strawberries and serve.

 

 

Nutritional facts:

Per Serving of 1/8th of the cheese cake: Calories 220, Total Fat 6.84g, Saturated Fat 3.03g, Cholesterol 77.83mg, Sodium 169.06mg, Potassium 107.36mg, Carbohydrates 26.19g, Dietary Fiber 0.62g, Sugar 18.14g, Protein 12.85g.

 

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