Fennel And Persimon Filo Star Tart

Recipe c/o Spanish Persimon.

Fennel And Persimon Filo Star Tart.

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Fennel And Persimon Filo Star Tart

How To Make A Fennel And Persimon Filo Star Tart:

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes

Serves 6

You Will Need:

  • 1 Spanish persimon
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 2 bulbs fennel, sliced into thin wedges
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh thyme, plus sprigs to garnish
  • 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 x 270g pack filo pastry, thawed if frozen
  • 80g butter, melted
  • 2tsp Dijon mustard
  • 25g Parmesan shavings
Fennel And Persimon Filo Star Tart
Fennel And Persimon Filo Star Tart
Fennel And Persimon Filo Star Tart

Fennel And Persimon Filo Star Tart Method:

1 Remove and discard the leafy top from the Spanish persimon, then slice the fruit neatly. Cover and set aside.

2 Heat 2tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the onions until soft. Remove from the pan and cool. Add the remaining oil to the frying pan and gently fry the fennel until golden – about 6-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then add 5tbsp water, the thyme, garlic and lemon zest. Cover with a lid and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Cool.

3 Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan oven 200°C, Gas mark 7. Grease a large baking sheet with melted butter.

4 Unroll the sheets of filo pastry. Brush each sheet of pastry lightly with butter, stacking them on top of each other on the baking sheet to form a large circle (you will need to put each sheet on top of the last at a different angle).

5 Spread the mustard evenly over the centre of the pastry (about 20cm across). Scatter the onions on top, then arrange the fennel and persimon slices on top, fanning them out into a star shape. Sprinkle with Parmesan shavings. Scrunch and fold the pastry around the edges of the tart. Bake for 20-25 minutes, then serve, garnished with thyme sprigs.

Cook’s tip: Try crumbling some Blue Stilton or feta cheese onto the tart when it’s still warm – or add some slices of Cambozola or Italian Dolcelatte.

Fennel And Persimon Filo Star Tart

Fennel And Persimon Filo Star Tart Recipe c/o Spanish Persimon

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Fennel And Persimon Filo Star Tart

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  1. Miz Helen
    13 November 2017 / 12:51 AM

    Congratulations!Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Your post will be pinned to our Features Board and hope you enjoy your new Red Plate. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us soon!Miz Helen

    • 9 December 2017 / 4:56 PM

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    2 November 2017 / 5:40 PM

    What a delightful looking tart

    • 9 November 2017 / 4:36 PM

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    31 October 2017 / 1:08 PM

    I love fennel! Yum!