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Mushroom Tartlet with Cornmeal Crust

Mushroom Tartlet with Cornmeal Crust
Recipe Date:
November 1, 2017
Serving Size:
Cook Time:
Imperial (US)
  • Dough
  • 2 1/2 cups All Purpose flour
  • 2 tbsps cornmeal, fine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted Butter, cubed and cold
  • 1/2 cup ice Water
  • 1 tsp Champagne Vinegar
  • Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Cremini or Button Mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, optional
  • 2 tsps fresh Thyme, chopped
  • 1 tbsp shallot, minced
  • Custard
  • 1/2 cup Crème Fraiche
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black Pepper
  • 1 cup gruyere, grated
  • 1 cup mushrooms, cooked and pulsed
  • 2 tsps fresh Thyme, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Combine the flour, cornmeal and salt in a bowl or a standing mixer with a paddle attachment.
  2. Add butter and combine until butter starts to break down into small pieces.
  3. Slowly add the ice water that is combined with the vinegar. Dough should come together and form a ball.
  4. Roll the dough about 1/8” thick and Line a tart shell. Refrigerate the tart shell for 20-30 min.
  5. Line the tart shell with foil and place ceramic or metal weights in the middle of the tart. Par bake the shell for 25 minutes. Remove the tart from the oven and allow for the shell to cool then remove the foil and weights.

For Mushrooms:

  1. In a medium size saute pan, heat oil on low heat. Add minced shallots. Season with salt.
  2. Add mushrooms and fresh thyme and cook covered for about 20 minutes until mushrooms have exuded liquid. Remove lid and continue to cook until almost all liquid has been evaporated.
  3. Add garlic (if using) during last 5 minutes of cooking. Cool mushrooms and then finely chop or pulse in a robot coupe.

For Custard:

  1. Whisk together the egg, crème fraiche, salt, black pepper and fresh thyme.
  2. Fold in the grated mushrooms and grated cheese.
  3. Fill the par baked tart shell until almost completely full. Bake for additional 25 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown.


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