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Little Red Pepper Tarts

Tortine di Peperoni Rossi

Mary Ann Esposito

Red and yellow sweet peppers can be roasted ahead and refrigerated or frozen. Use them in these pretty pepper tarts.

Serves four

Ingredients

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
3 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and puréed (about 1 cup)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3/4 cup milk or cream
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 cup grated Asiago cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons diced thyme

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Pre-bake tart shells for 5-7 minutes.

Reduce oven to 325 F.

Whisk together the pepper purée, tomato paste, milk, eggs, flour, and cheese. Season generously with salt and pepper. Gently stir in the thyme.

Pour the filling into the shells and place them on a baking sheet.

Bake until the custard is set,about 15 to 20 minutes.

This recipe is featured on show1914 - Little Vegetable Tarts.

item recipe is featured in Episode 1914 of Season 19.

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    Judy

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    I saw show 1914 on PBS and throught I might try these for Easter.
  2. Thom O'Leary's avatar

    Thom O'Leary

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    Mary Ann I have not seen on Caio Italia anything about the Italian Summer Kitchen,. Not being from the "City" where I saw these Italian icons I rememeber this perennial family affair of processing and putting up seasonal food for the winter, much like the Amish. I visualize an Italian Summer Kitchen as in the basement because it was cooler in the summer time . Equipped with a stove and sink, and yes a table with a red and white checkered "oil cloth"on a picnic like table. Plenty of granite ware food pots basins and utensils. Wonderful aromas would sweeten the neighborhood. Oh don't forget the homemade wine in short juice glasses from the arbor outside. Can you do a show for older generations to reflect on the past and younger generations to learn on this topic? Please tell Guy the Veggie Doc, Videos are great!
    I did an Olive oil dipping sauce with Basalmic garlic powder and dried basil with Portugese Saloio Bread ..Awesome. Bon Apertitio!
  3. Thom O'Leary's avatar

    Thom O'Leary

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    Mary Ann I have not seen on Caio Italia anything about the Italian Summer Kitchen,. Not being from the "City" where I saw these Italian icons I rememeber this perennial family affair of processing and putting up seasonal food for the winter, much like the Amish. I visualize an Italian Summer Kitchen as in the basement because it was cooler in the summer time . Equipped with a stove and sink, and yes a table with a red and white checkered "oil cloth"on a picnic like table. Plenty of granite ware food pots basins and utensils. Wonderful aromas would sweeten the neighborhood. Oh don't forget the homemade wine in short juice glasses from the arbor outside. Can you do a show for older generations to reflect on the past and younger generations to learn on this topic? Please tell Guy the Veggie Doc, Videos are great!
    I did an Olive oil dipping sauce with Basalmic garlic powder and dried basil with Portugese Saloio Bread ..Awesome. Bon Apertitio!

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