Acorn Squash Tart

29 May 2013

This may be the best vegetarian dish that I have ever made. I love it.

This tart will take you a solid hour to make so this is a good meal for a Sunday or Saturday night, but it is well worth it!

What you'll need:
1 acorn squash
roughly 20-30 spinach leaves
1 yellow onion
1 9'' pie crust
1 ball of mozzarella cheese
just a pinch of gruyere cheese
a sprinkling of: cayenne, paprika, pepper, and maple syrup
olive oil
3 tablespoons of butter

Squash: Peel and chop a whole acorn squash into small, thin pieces. In a bowl, toss the squash in olive oil with a little pepper, paprika, and cayenne. Bake at 400 degrees on a roasting pan for 30 minutes.

For onions: Warm up a sautee pan and then put in a tablespoon or two of butter. Chop a yellow onion up and saute for around 10 minutes, or until onions are translucent. Then, add soy sauce and brown sugar and reduce the hit to a simmer. Cook until onions are a light brown color.

Tart: Use a pie pan and spray with non-stick spray. Roll out thawed pie crust (or phyllo dough) into the pie pan. Using a pastry brush, brush a mixture of melted butter and garlic onto the pie crust. Leave a little butter for later.

Final: Layer mozzarella cheese, spinach, squash, onions, gruyere cheese, and more mozzarella then sprinkle just a little bit of maple syrup on top. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until cheese melts and the dough turns golden brown.

Thanks to reddit user kidcurry88 for originally posting this recipe. It was amazing!

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