Bijouxs is wild about mushrooms, their earthy, woodsy flavors are a perfect foil for fall’s richer fare. A rustic mushroom tart is one of my favorite ways to showcase these little jewels – more easy entertaining from Bijouxs.
Wild mushrooms were one of the first produce items to catch my eye at the PMA Fresh Summit, my Little Jewel No. 2. Ponderosa Mushrooms’ display was filled with baskets of unique mushrooms varieties, names such as White Shimeji, Chicken of the Woods, Hedgehog and of course the always beautiful Yellow Chanterelles.
If you have not sampled different varieties of wild mushrooms fall is a wonderful time, many markets are now carrying some of the unique and flavorful varieties. In preparing this tart, I like to sauté the different varieties separately, which ensures even cooking and also allows me to sample each variety before they are tossed together to top the tart.
I think a nice way to enjoy these delicate little jewels is simply sautéed in a little butter and olive oil with a few fresh herbs, but taking that one step further by placing the mushrooms on a creamy, cheesy puff pastry crust creates a beautiful rustic tart that serves as a small bite appetizer or a lovely lunch or light supper.
This tart is easy entertaining – just a few steps to prepare the mushrooms and the puff pastry, then assemble right before baking and in about 30 minutes a lovely, crisp tart emerges from the oven. For a light lunch or supper serve with a salad of frisee with a mustard vinaigrette, and finish with spiced poached fruit.
As always, enjoy. B
10 thoughts on “Wild Mushroom Tart”
Oh my, this looks absolutely delicious. So fast and simple, too!
Hi Nikki! This one is really easy, roll out the pastry and top with mushrooms! I also have made a version with oven roasted cherry tomatoes, also very nice! Enjoy!
I just found your site and I do believe I’ve died and gone to heaven. This looks amazing, along with all the other wonderful recipes I’m finding here. Love your photography!
Hi Jennifer! Welcome to Bijouxs! Wow, thank you so much! I am so happy that you are enjoying the site. Bijouxs is about sharing the little jewel recipe collection and capturing the simple, everyday beauty all around us, right here in out kitchens! Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
What a beautiful and delicious tart. Love your beautiful photo too. Found you on FB.
Thank you and welcome to Bijouxs! Love mushrooms, so this easy tart and pizza (see Bijouxs Basics No. 41) are all time favorites. Please enjoy and wishing you a very Happy New Year!
Mushrooms are my favorite thing to eat and cook – I love this recipe. Beautiful, simple and just wonderful – exactly the type of food I love to cook and serve family and friends. I truly adore your blog and all your recipes!
I also love mushrooms and have a multitude of recipes in my recipe jewel box I hope to be able to share. This tart is also great topped your choice of other vegetables.
This looks so heavenly. I forget about mushrooms sometimes. It’s time I remembered them again. Love your beautiful photographs.
Hello Jaime! You know I forget about mushrooms too, then I go back into the Bijouxs archive and there they are. Thank you so much for the kind words and for taking the time to write! Enjoy.