Artichoke Ricotta Tart

Artichoke Ricotta Tart

By 28/05/2014

And here it is a my decidedly rustic artichoke tart. I made this whilst in Italy and even my dad, who is extremely critical of food managed to enjoy it!

This is a typical example of a meat free meal which is just as tasty, filling and satisfying. A filling made with ricotta cheese, eggs and artichokes makes it perfect for a meal. You can enjoy it with a green salad and olives too.

  • Prep Time : 45 minutes
  • Cook Time : 1h 05 min

Ingredients

Instructions

Wash, clean and cut the artichokes into quarters, see my tutorial.

Cook the artichoke hearts in hot salty water. Boil for 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

artichoke hearts

Make the pastry by quickly mixing the flour, egg, salt and softened butter; work with your hands and make a smooth ball. Add a little cold water if the pastry feels too dry.

making the pastry

With a rolling pin flatten the pastry and lay it on a greased round baking tray. Prick it with a fork all around the base and cook it in the oven at 180C for 15 minutes until slightly golden.

pastry on baking tray

Make the filling by whisking the eggs until pale and creamy with a pinch of salt. Chop the parsley finely and the garlic cloves and add them to the egg mixture. Add the ricotta cheese and gently stir it in.

adding ricotta

Pour the filling onto the cooked pastry

pouring mixture

Lay the artichokes on top. Drizzle with olive oil to avoid the artichokes getting too dry whilst cooking. Cook at 180C for 35-40 minutes

artichoke tart

Enjoy warm.

artichokes tart

As I have used parsley in this tart I am entering it into Cooking with Herbs over at Lavender and Lovage.

 

And this, made-all-from-scratch rustic tart is going to "Made with Love  Mondays". A challenge hosted by Javelin Warrior.

 

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11 Responses to Artichoke Ricotta Tart

  1. Javelin Warrior

    I love the artichoke and egg combination, Alida – this is so tasty and just beautiful too. I could imagine making this for a brunch with friends and guests…

    • Alida

      Thanks Mark, yes it is great to share and can be made in advance too. Which is always handy!

  2. gloria

    Alida I love artichokes and this tart look amazing!!!

  3. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida, You are an amazing and so creative. This sounds like a piece of heaven, outstanding! Love the fact that you just showed how to cut and clean an artichoke and now you are showing how to bake with one. I love the filling, it almost sounds like the filling I would use to make my homemade Manicotti, except there is no grated cheese with this recipe. I also enjoy seeing that you never use a bowl to mix the flour and eggs. You do it the real way, which is how my mother taught me. We call it the “well”, and we use a fork, but then our hands to form the dough. It is a technique that is hard to learn, but once you get it, you will never use a bowl again. What a delicious dish. Thank you for sharing. Have a good Thursday! Dottie 🙂

  4. Catherine

    Yes Alida, this is a perfect meat-free meal. The kind I ate growing up when you could not eat meat on Friday.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  5. la cucina di Molly

    La torta di carciofi mi piace troppo, l’abbinamento ricotta e carciofi è perfetto! La tua torta ha un aspetto molto invitante, bravissima! Buona domenica, ciao!

  6. Choclette

    Oh yes please, I would most definitely enjoy a slice of this for supper. I do like artichokes, but they are a bit of a pain to prepare.

  7. Corina

    It looks beautiful. I love these type of tarts but had a disaster with the last one I made. There was a hole in the pastry and I ended up losing half the filling in the bottom of the oven!

    • Alida

      Oh dear, well I have been there too and I do! This is how we all learn to cook..I guess 🙂

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