Mushroom Goat Cheese Tarte. Nothing more delicious than making a tarte.
This super-easy Mushroom Goat Cheese Tart recipe is simple, fast, and tasty.
This mushroom tart is my go-to quick meal for the whole family. Incredibly easy to prepare, which is one of my favorite parts.
Easy to make and quite savory. You can enjoy it either hot out of the oven or at room temperature.
I was raised on all sorts of tarte, either savory or sweets.
Growing up in Paris, my fondest memories were going to the fresh market and the charcuterie traiteur and selecting dinner.
Walking up and down the aisle and having my nose guide me to delicious food.
In this Article
- Charcuterie traiteur
- How to make this easy mushroom goat cheese tart
- Here are a few helpful tips for the ingredients needed
- Equipment you will need
- Cooking tips and step by step to make this fantastic Mushroom Goat Cheese Tarte
- Storage and reheating this tart
- If you enjoy this delicious mushroom goat cheese tart, look at some of my other recipes:
- Mushroom Goat Cheese Tarte
A charcuterie traiteur is a beautiful store where you will find all sorts of cheeses, hams, homemade pates, French specialty food, and dishes pre-made that you will take home and bake in the comfort of your own home.
True heaven of the senses. Once you walk in, you never want to leave, and of course, with more than just one of the fabulous dishes.
How to make this easy mushroom goat cheese tart
I do not hide that I love cheese and mushrooms. If you peruse my blog by now, you will have noticed that I have a fondness for both.
It was only natural to add them together and create this mushroom goat cheese taste.
The goat cheese mixed with honey and thyme is the perfect combination. They also marry well with the mushrooms.
Select mushrooms that are all the same size so they will cook evenly. There should be no gap between the cap and the stem and no membranes visible.
You can save the mushroom caps to add to soup for later use. You can freeze them.
Here are a few helpful tips for the ingredients needed
- Goat cheese: I always purchase mild goat cheese. Bring it to room temperature before starting to whip it with honey. Do not purchase goat cheese with herbs. It will deter the flavor you want to create with this dish.
- Honey: Add a soft sweet taste to your cheese
- Fresh thyme: Always use fresh if you can. The flavor is intense. Thyme marries well with mushrooms.
- Mushrooms: Select all the same size mushrooms to facilitate the cooking process.
- Shallots: My go-to and so much more flavorful than onions, in my opinion. You can replace it with yellow onions if none are on hand.
- Brandy: Uplift the mushrooms by adding an extra layer of flavor. You do not want to miss this step.
- Puff pastry: Store-bought is the best convenience for my cooking. Let it defrost at room temperature before starting to roll it out.
- Egg: A key ingredient to make your puff pastry look shiny and flaky when out of the oven
Equipment you will need
Silpat or parchment paper
Cooking tips and step by step to make this fantastic Mushroom Goat Cheese Tarte
- Goat cheese can be pretty brittle and flaky. I added honey to soften it up. This helped when mixing it with the chopped thyme and olive oil.
- Not to mention that the honey gives a great flavor and calms down the pungent taste of the goat cheese. Keep it at room temperature so it will be easier to spread.
- Never salt the mushrooms while you are sauteing them. The salt will bring out all the moisture, take longer to cook and turn golden. Wait until you are done, and add some salt to the season.
- Brandy, cognac, whiskey, bourbon, the choice is yours. I love and have brandy at the house; therefore, I use it. Lower the heat source when you add any alcohol to cooking food.
- Use Silpat or parchment paper on your cookie sheet.
Storage and reheating this tart
- You can store any leftovers, if you have any, by wrapping the pastry with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Make sure the tart is c completely cooled off before doing so.
- The reheat: turn your oven on to 320F. Bring your mushroom tart to room temperature. Place your tarte on a cookie sheet.
- Cover with aluminum foil and place in the warm oven for about 20 minutes or until it is warm to the touch.
A perfect mixed green salad to be enjoyed alongside, and you have an excellent dinner or Sunday brunch here.
To make something fun and out of the ordinary, I slice the tart into small pieces that make the perfect bite-size appetizer to go with our wine before dinner, which was delightful.
Something that you may want to give a try.
If you enjoy this delicious mushroom goat cheese tart, look at some of my other recipes:
Equipment used to make this recipe.
Mushroom Goat Cheese Tarte
- 6 ounces goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon thyme, heaping and chopped
- salt and pepper
- 10 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and stem cut off at cap base, finely sliced
- 2 shallots, finely sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons brandy
- fresh thyme, optional
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1 egg, beaten with a teaspoon water
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Mix goat cheese with honey, olive oil, thyme chopped leaves, salt, and pepper until creamy and spreadable. Set aside.
- In a large skillet add the 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and mushrooms. Sauté until all liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms starting to turn golden at the edges, 5 minutes. Add the brandy and cook until evaporated, less than 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Defrost the puff pastry and roll it out on a floured surface until it is half the thickness that you started with. With a sharp knife cut 1 inch off from each side. With a small baking brush, brush the egg mixture at the outer edges of the pastry. Place the 1-inch strip of puff pastry over it to form a riser border. The outer edges must be aligned one on top of the other properly.
- Place the puff pastry over a silpat or parchment paper in a cookie sheet. Spread the goat cheese inside the puff pastry and top with the mushrooms. Spread some of the egg wash over the puff pastry border.
- Bake in the warm oven for 20 minutes. Let it rest for a couple of minutes and serve.
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Originally published on February 20, 2021. Updated on November 12, 2022.