Bath Blue and Butternut Squash tart

Bath Blue Cheese and Butternut Squash Tart

This Bath Blue Cheese and roasted Butternut squash tart has a buttery crust. It's the perfect balance of savoury and sweet, a treat for any occasion.

  • Ingredients


    375g Plain Flour

    pinch of salt

    250g unsalted butter

    1 egg yolk

    68ml milk


    3-4tbsp rapeseed oil

    2 large red onions, sliced

    3 large free range eggs

    300ml double cream

    125g Bath Blue cheese, crumbled

    a few sprigs of fresh thyme

    sea salt and ground black pepper

    1 small squash, deseeded (approx 700g)


    Baking beans

    20cm in diameter and 6cm deep tin

  • Method

    Shortcrust Pastry

    • Sift the flour with the salt and rub with butter to form a breadcrumb texture
    • Add egg and water to the mixture to create a dough
    • Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes before use


    • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
    • Slice the squash into chunks, place on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil. sprinkle over some of the thyme, salt and black pepper.
    • Roast in oven for 40 minutes or until tender. Remove and allow to cool.
    • Fry the onions in oil with a sprinkle of salt until completely softened, allow to cool.
    • Whisk the eggs and cream, along with some more thyme, salt and black pepper.
    • Lower the heat of the oven to 180°C.
    • Roll the pastry out on a clean, flour dusted surface until it’s roughly 4mm thick
    • Prick the pastry base and lay in a sheet of baking paper. Pour in baking beans.
    • Bake the pastry for 10 minutes, then remove the baking beans and cook for a further 5 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
    • Fill the pastry case with the roasted squash, Bath blue cheese and onions.
    • Pour over the cream and egg mixture and allow to seep in around the filling.
    • Add a few sprigs of thyme and place back in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
    • Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly then remove from the tin.
    • Serve with a freshly dressed salad.
    • Bon Appétit!