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Bell Peppers and Ricotta Tart

Credit: Photo by Elisa of Myfoodielife

The recipe is for 4-6 people and for a 22 cm round/square tin. I used puff pastry but you can swap it with shorthcrust pastry if you prefer. Fews ingredients: only ricotta cheese, 1 egg, sweet paprika and peppers. You can of course add other ingredients like small dices of bacon or some grated cheddar, but I suggest to keep it simple to taste the peppers. The paprika just add that extra flavour you need without overcoming the rest of the ingredients.

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:35-40minutes

Servings:4-6 people

Ingredients

  • ready-rolled puff pastry: 375grams
  • red pepper: 1
  • yellow pepper: 1
  • ricottacheese: 400 grams
  • medium eggs: 1
  • sweet paprika: 1tsp
  • extra virgin olive oilas needed
  • sea saltto taste
  • ground pepperto taste
  • fresh basil
  • fresh oregano

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
  • Wash the peppers, cut in half and remove all the seeds. Slice into thin strips.
  • Heat about a tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in a pan and stir fry the pepper slices. Season with salt and pepper. Do not over cook the peppers but keep them a bit crunchy. Set aside.
  • Put the ricotta and the egg into a bowl. Add the paprika, season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Choose a baking tin that is similar in size to the puff pastry sheet (about 22 cm), you may need to roll the pastry slightly to make it fit. Line the tin with the pastry, making sure the pastry goes up the sides of the tin. Prick the bottom using a fork.
  • Pour the ricotta mixture over the puff pastry and spread it evenly using a spatula or the back of a spoon. Top with the pepper slices.
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden and the ricotta set.
  • Serve warm with some basil and oregano leaves on top.

Now enjoy!

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