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Quick Kale and Bacon Tart

Today's Parent | posted Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016

QUICHE

Prep: 5 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

Makes: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 250-g butter puff pastry sheet, defrosted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 100 g bacon, chopped (about 4 slices)
  • 1 cup sliced red onions
  • 156 g baby kale (8 cups, packed)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Line a 9-in. metal pie plate or tart pan with removable bottom with puff pastry (carefully rolling or stretching dough to the right size). Trim edges. Prick bottom and sides of crust all over with a fork. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 min or until lightly golden. Remove from oven. If it has pulled up, use a fork to flatten dough and press back into place. Turn oven down to 400°F.
  • Beat eggs with cream until uniform, and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Place bacon in a frying pan over medium heat and sauté for 4 min or until fat has rendered and bacon is beginning to crisp. Pour off all but 1 tbsp fat. Add onions and sauté for 3 min or until onions are lightly browned. Add kale and sauté for 2 min or until fully wilted. Remove from heat.
  • Scrape into prepared pie shell and spread into an even layer. Pour egg mixture over top and use a fork to lightly stir, making sure that liquid is well distributed.
  • Bake for 25 min or until filling is set. Let stand 10 min to firm up before serving.

TIP: Using a sheet of premade butter puff pastry makes this tart quick and easy to assemble.

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Sweet and crunchy bacon bites

Chatelaine | posted Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015

Bacon
PREP 20 MIN |  TOTAL 40 MIN  MAKES 6 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

9 slices bacon
9 canned whole water chestnuts, rinsed, drained and patted dry
1/4 fresh pineapple, cut into 9 1-in. pieces

SAUCE

1/4 cup water
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 1/2 tsp hot chili-garlic sauce
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp grated fresh ginger

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. POSITION rack in top third of oven. Preheat to 450F. Spray a wire cooling rack with oil and set on a large baking sheet.
  2. CUT bacon slices in half crosswise to make 18 pieces. Arrange half the bacon strips on a cutting board. Set a water chestnut on each slice and wrap bacon around it. Lay seam-side down on rack. Repeat with remaining bacon, wrapping strips around pineapple pieces.
  3. BAKE in top third of oven until tops are crispy and browned, about 20 min. Flip bacon bites and bake 5 more min. Remove from oven and lightly dab with paper towels. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. COMBINE water with sugar, vinegar, chili-garlic sauce, cornstarch and ginger in a small saucepan and set over medium-high. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 min. Transfer sauce to a small bowl. Serve with warm bacon bites.

NUTRITION

Calories 130
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrates 11 g
Fat 8 g
Fibre 1 g
Sodium 277 mg
Good source of vitamin B12
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