Puff Tarts

19 Jun

I love these tarts, my friend at work introduced me to them and they’re just brilliant! They are lovey, quick and easy. Brilliant for a quick meal after a long day!! They’re not very heavy and can be topped with what ever you want!!


500g Puff pastry
1 Large onion
200g Feta cheese
150g Cheddar cheese, grated
100g Cooked ham
100g Cooked sweet corn

Estimated time: 30 minutes

First your puff pastry, this is a wonderful thing to keep in the freezer after making! If making from scratch then you can check out my puff pastry recipe here. If its in the freezer, either get it out the not before or carefully defrost it in the microwave ๐Ÿ™‚

Once the pastry is ready to go roll it into a rough rectangle probably about 50cm long and 30cm across, but to be honest what ever shape you end up with will be fine!! You want to roll the pastry until its roughly 3ml thick. Once you’ve reached this thickness using a sharp knife cut it in half and then each half into about 4 small rectangles. These will be your tarts ๐Ÿ™‚

Place the tarts onto a lined tray with small gaps between them, if you have any silicon sheets then this is the time to use them!! Using a pastry brush, brush the edges of each tart with some milk to glaze.


Right, now peel and slice your onion, don’t worry about dicing it, you want nice pieces for this. I found this easiest by cutting the onion in half and then slicing across. Once sliced sprinkle (as much as you can sprinkle onion!) the onion onto all of the tarts, you don’t want to put to many pieces on each but a tin layer so that with each bite you’ll get some onion.

Now roughly chop up your feta cheese and crumble this on top of half of your tarts. Make sure you cover the tarts well as feta doesn’t really melt so you can’t rely on it spreading!


For your other tarts roughly chop, or rip up the ham and sprinkle over them, don’t worry about saving any for the top because it will just burn when cooking!

Now sprinkle all of your tarts with the sweet corn, because let’s face it, who really doesn’t like sweet corn?! :p

Finally top your ham tarts with your grated cheddar, try to make sure that its nicely covered so that nothing burns!!


Place all of the tarts in the oven and bake at 190c for 20-25 minutes. When they are cooked the pastry will be a nice golden brown around the edges and the bottom of the tarts will be pale golden too.

Either eat these hot or leave them to cool, either way is so tasty you’ll love them!


How easy was that?! These are so brilliant, easy yes but the things you can do with them, you can put anything you want on there to please even the fussiest of people and it doesn’t take long. Just what you want on week nights when you don’t have much time to cook! Enjoy everyone ๐Ÿ™‚


2 Responses to “Puff Tarts”

  1. blowingoffsteamandmore June 19, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    These look yummy! I think you could pair puff pastry with just about anything and it would taste awesome. I feel the same way about croissants. I am sensing a trend here…

    • justthebasicscooking June 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

      Hahaha I know croissants are lovely, my brother was telling me that the new thing in NY is deep fried croissants! A cross between doughnuts and croissants ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you like the puff tarts, they are such a brilliant thing to eat!!

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