Creamy Smoked Salmon & Dill Tart

  • on October 18, 2008
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Ingrients & Directions

5 Sheet phyllo – thawed
3 tb Unsalted butter – melted
4 lg Egg yolks
1 tb Dijon mustard – PLUS 1
3 lg Eggs
1 c Half and half
1 c Whipping cream
6 oz Smoked salmon – chopped
4 Green onions – chopped
1/4 c Dill – fresh, chopped OR 1
-T. dried dillweed
Dill sprigs

Calories per serving: Number of Servings: 6 Fat grams
per serving:
: Approx. Cook Time: Cholesterol per serving: Marks:


Generously butter 9-1/2-inch diameter deep-dish pie plate. Place 1
phyllo sheet on work surface (cover remaining pieces with plastic
wrap, then with clean damp towel). Brush phyllo sheet with butter and
fold in half lengthwise. Brush folded surface with butter. Cut in
half crosswise. Place 1 phyllo rectangle, buttered side down, in
prepared pie plate, covering bottom and letting pastry overhang 1
section of edge by 1/2-inch. Brush top of phyllo in pie plate with
butter. Place second phyllo rectangle in pie plate, covering bottom
and letting pastry overhang another section of edge by 1/2-inch;
brush with butter. Repeat process with remaining 4 phyllo sheets,
making certain entire surface of edge is covered to form crust. Fold
overhang under to form crust edge flush with edge of pie plate. Brush
crust edges with butter. (Can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Cover and
refrigerate.) Preheat oven to 350F. Whisk yolks and mustard in medium
bowl to blend. Beat in eggs, half and half, cream, salmon, onions and
chopped dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour into
prepared crust. Bake until center is set, about 50 minutes. Transfer
to rack. Cool. Garnish with dill sprigs and serve slightly warm or at
room temperature.

NOTE: Purchased phyllo pastry is used here instead of a regular pie
crust for quick and easy assembly. This tart is best when served at
room temperature.

6 Servings

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