Maple Bacon Cheddar Cheese Tart
Maple Pancetta Cheddar Cheese Tart - Puff pastry topped with maple syrup, brown sugar, sharp cheddar cheese, then rendered pancetta or bacon. Perfect appetizer!
Servings: 16 servings
- 1 lb. bacon or pancetta diced
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay out the thawed puff pastry sheet and make a 1-inch rimmed line on the inside of the edges with a pastry crimper or knife. Don’t go all the way through the dough. Prick the dough with a fork all over in center area. Set aside.
Meanwhile, cook the bacon or pancetta, cook until just about done, but still light in color and not too crispy as it will continue to cook in the oven. Drain on a paper towel.
Drizzle half of the maple syrup over the puff pastry dough. Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar. Next sprinkle half of the cheese on top. Top with crumbled bacon or pancetta. Drizzle the remaining maple syrup, the remaining brown sugar and cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling and caramelized. Remove from the oven and allow the pan to come to room temperature before cutting. You can serve this at room temperature or slightly warmed.
Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 92mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 0.6mg