Aphorisms from the Professor: Brillat-Savarin

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Butternut Squash Tart: My First Ever Recipe!

The last two times my boyfriend and I made butternut squash tarts this fall we followed recipes I found on the web. This time, we were crazy: I took my favorite parts from the two previous tarts and combined them, NO RECIPE!!! I took charge of the kitchen, told my boyfriend what tasks I needed him to do, and I executed my vision. The end result was pretty amazing. There are some small things we would change next time, but overall I'm basically awesome.

Butternut squash tart:
- combine two defrosted store-bought pie crusts into a ball, then roll out into one sheet
- in a bowl combine cubed butternut squash, caramelized onions & garlic, bacon, goat cheese, grated parmesean and sage
- put squash goodness into center of dough, leaving a 1 inch border
- fold over edges of crust
- bake for approx. 1 hour at 375

Seared pork chop
Sauteed mustard greens
Butternut squash tart


  1. Looks beautiful and delicious.
    Great vision.

  2. "but overall I'm basically awesome." lol.. way to go!
    Yes, you are awesome. This looks delicious! :)