This savory tart is perfect as an appetizer or party snack.

Everyday Food, December 2005


Recipe Summary

45 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a floured surface, roll the puff pastry out to a 16-by-10-inch rectangle. Trim uneven edges. Place the pastry on a baking sheet. With a sharp knife, lightly score dough to form a 1-inch border. Using a fork, prick dough inside the border every 1/2 inch. Bake until golden, rotating pan once, about 15 minutes or until tender.

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, toss onion with 1 tablespoon oil. Season with salt. Cover and cook over medium heat until onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir. Continue cooking with cover on for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Set aside.

  • In a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, heat remaining oil. Add mushrooms; cover and cook until tender and all liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Fold in spinach; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes more. Drain any liquid.

  • Top dough with mushroom-spinach mixture. Scatter onion and goat cheese on top. Bake until cheese is lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Shiitakes have tough inedible stems that should be removed. For white mushrooms (called button when small), cremini, and portobellos, trim the spongy tip; the rest is edible.


Reviews (4)

140 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 41
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
I added garlic and fresh thyme to the veggies and substituted black pepper Boursin for the goat cheese, which my husband will not eat. I don't understand cooking the onion separately or covering the pans. If I make this again I will saute the onions, then add mushrooms and garlic and cook until the mushrooms are browned, then add the spinach and thyme and stir until the spinach collapses.
Rating: Unrated
Vegan Tip: Although it contains hydrogenated oils, including palm, 'Pepperidge Farm' puff pastry is vegan! Substitute vegan cream cheese or ricotta for the goat cheese (I prefer 'Kite Hill' brand!) Or, 'Follow Your Heart' Parmesan cheese is a great choice, too!
Rating: Unrated
Great recipe, and all the comments are helpful.
Rating: Unrated
I used phyllo puffed pastry instead, and the 14 oz container was a bit too much dough. The topping was delicious, but if you plan to use phyllo pastry instead, you can probably get away with 1/4-1/2 the 14 oz package. I tried this on two dinner guests, and they liked the recipe (both went back for seconds) but there was a lot of left over dough on plates.