Baby Aubergine Tart

Baby Aubergine Tart

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Servings: 8
Calories: 458


  • 6 oz plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 1/2 oz butter diced
  • 2 oz pack freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium size egg
  • 8 3/4 oz pack baby aubergines cut in half
  • 3 1/2 floz olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • dash of Tabasco sauce
  • 2 1/2 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 2 oz black olives pitted
  • 3 1/2 tsp pack fresh basil torn into pieces
  • 6 3/4 floz double cream
  • 4 small size eggs
  • 2 oz pack freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and feshly ground black pepper


  • Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub into the flour using the fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the cheese and egg, add enough cold water to bind the mixture to form a soft elastic dough.
  • Knead the dough gently on a lightly floured surface and roll out to a circle large enough to line a 23 cm fluted flan tin.
  • Press the pastry into the sides of the tin and trim the edges. Cover and chill the pastry for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6.
  • Gently prick the pastry base with a fork and line with a circle of greasproof paper.
  • Fill with baking beans or rice and place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the grill/broiler to a moderate heat.
  • Meanwhile; To make the filling, baste the aubergines in the olive oil, garlic and Tabasco.
  • Place under the grill/broiler and cook for 10 minutes, turning over at least once to ensure the cut side is a dark golden colour.
  • Remove the greaseproof paper and baking beans from the pastry case.
  • Return the pastry case to the oven and bake for a further 5-10 minutes.
  • Arrange the aubergines, cherry tomatoes, olives and basil in the pastry case.
  • Combine the cream with the eggs and cheese, season.
  • Pour this mixture carefully into the pastry case leaving as much of the vegetables exposed as possible.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and set but still moist.
Calories: 458 kcal
Carbohydrates: 20 g
Protein: 12 g
Fat: 37g
Saturated Fat: 15 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 165 mg
Sodium: 452 mg
Potassium: 193 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 2 g
Vitamin A: 928 IU
Vitamin C: 3 mg
Calcium: 214 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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