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Patty Pan Squash & Gruyere Tart – Recipe!

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Patty Pan Squash look like a flower blossom from the top and have a slight bulbous bottom.  The colors are amazingly brilliant with splashes of yellow and green and they slice up easy enough, especially on a mandoline, but a good knife works just as well.

Cheese is always a good thing on a tart because it adds another note of flavor and gives the pastry a creamy contrasting texture after baking.  Store-bought puff pastry is easy to find in the frozen section of your local grocer, just make sure you buy an all-butter puff pastry because they are worth every penny and crisp up beautifully.

Layering the dough with cheese, squash and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese is all that is necessary before baking, not too much time spent in the kitchen prior to enjoying this treat.  Also, it pairs nicely with a crisp Rose’ – a necessary pairing in this case.

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1 sheet puff pastry

2 Patty Pan squash, sliced about 1/8 inch

2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1/4 black pepper

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

(Serves 6)

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To Prepare:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Roll puff pastry out onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. Spread Gruyere cheese over entire pastry, leaving a 1-inch border.  Place squash on top overlapping just slightly.
  3. Sprinkle with Parmesan and pepper.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until dark golden brown with crispy edges.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with parsley.  Cool at room temperature a half hour before slicing.  Enjoy!



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  • Reply Diana Childs July 5, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Hi! Our garden has been prolific with zucchini and patty pan squash. I made your wonderful tart last weekend and it was as beautiful as it was delicious, thank you so much for sharing your recipe! I always like to tweak things so the second time I made it, I decided to use some basil/sun-dried tomato pesto I had made that day and spread it on the puff pastry…and it was really good. I look forward to trying more of your delicious ideas. Take care.

    • Reply genabell July 17, 2021 at 9:27 am

      Sounds delicious! Thanks so baking along with me, keep it up! Happy summer.


    • Reply genabell December 23, 2021 at 8:23 am

      sounds delicious. thanks for sharing!

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