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Watercress Tart

Watercress Tart

Here is an easy and quick way to prepare a delicious watercress tart topped with toasted pine nuts. It's a perfect dish to serve for a tasty brunch.

19 November, 2018
Average: 1.7 (26 votes)

Type of dish

Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

2 HR 0 MIN


All purpose flour
150 g
75 g, softned
1/2 tsp
75 - 100 g
2 cloves
Pine nuts
50 g, toasted
Crème fraîche
150 ml
125 ml, 48% fat
Parmesan cheese
4 tbsp


Step 01

  • To prepare the pastry, put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat well to form a soft dough.
  • Wrap in cling film and chill for 1 hour. 2 Heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) gas 4.
  • Grease a 20 cm|8" pie tin or dish.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured work surface, until it is almost twice as wide as the diameter of the pie tin.
  • Line the base and sides of the tin.
  • Gently press the pastry into the corners of the tin, trimming off any excess, then prick the base of the pastry case several times with a fork.
  • Cover the pastry with a sheet of non-stick baking paper and fill it with rice or dried beans.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the pastry is pale golden.
  • Remove from the oven, discard the beans and paper and set aside to cool.

Step 02

For the filling

  • Put the watercress, garlic, pine nuts and creme fraiche in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Stir in the eggs, cream and cheese and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Pour into the pastry case and bake for 25 minutes until the filling is set.
  • Cool in the tin.
  • Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts.

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