Quick Kale and Bacon Tart


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time40 mins
  • Makes10 Adult Servings
Quick Kale and Bacon Tart

This kale and bacon tart recipe is a delicious way to sneak greens into your kid's diet—chop the kale finely and it will blend into the filling.


  • 1 250-g butter puff pastry sheets, defrosted

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup 10% cream

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper

  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 100 g bacon, chopped (about 4 slices)

  • 1 cup sliced red onion

  • 156 g baby kale, (8 cups, packed)


  • 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.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 276, Protein 9g, Carbohydrates 19g, Fat 19g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 361mg.


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

Originally published in Today's Parent magazine.

This article was originally published on Feb 03, 2014

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