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Heidal Cheese and Tomato Tart Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pre-made pie crust
- 1 cup Heidal cheese, grated
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- 9-inch tart pan
- Parchment paper
- Pie weights or dried beans

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Roll out the pie crust and place it in the tart pan. Trim the edges and prick the bottom with a fork.

3. Line the crust with parchment paper and fill it with pie weights or dried beans. Blind bake the crust for 10 minutes.

4. In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

5. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the bottom of the crust.

6. Layer the sliced tomatoes on top of the cheese mixture.

7. Sprinkle the chopped basil over the tomatoes.

8. Top the tart with the grated Heidal cheese.

9. Bake the tart for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

10. Let the tart cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.


Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35-40 minutes
Temperature:
375°F
Serving size:
6-8 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 280
Fat: 20g
Carbohydrates: 16g
Protein: 9g
Sodium: 400mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Heidal cheese can be substituted with any other type of semi-hard cheese, such as Gouda or Cheddar.
- Fresh basil can be substituted with dried basil.
- Mayonnaise can be substituted with Greek yogurt or sour cream.
- Parmesan cheese can be substituted with Pecorino Romano cheese.

Variations:
- Add sliced onions or bell peppers to the tart for extra flavor.
- Use different types of cheese, such as feta or goat cheese, for a different taste.
- Add cooked bacon or ham for a meatier version of the tart.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to blind bake the crust before adding the filling to prevent it from becoming soggy.
- Use a sharp knife to slice the tomatoes thinly and evenly.
- Let the tart cool for a few minutes before slicing to prevent the cheese from oozing out.

Storage instructions:
Store any leftover tart in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat the tart in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the tart on a platter with fresh basil leaves and cherry tomatoes as a garnish.

Garnishes:
Fresh basil leaves, cherry tomatoes, or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Pairings:
Serve the tart with a side salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

Suggested side dishes:
- Mixed greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette
- Roasted asparagus with lemon and garlic
- Grilled zucchini with Parmesan cheese

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the crust is browning too quickly, cover the edges with foil.
- If the cheese is not melting evenly, try grating it finer or spreading it more evenly over the tart.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to store any leftover tart in the refrigerator and consume within 3 days.

Food history:
Heidal cheese is a type of Norwegian cheese that is made from cow's milk. It is known for its mild and creamy flavor.

Flavor profiles:
Creamy, tangy, savory, and slightly sweet.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the tart as a main dish for lunch or dinner, or as an appetizer for a party or gathering.

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Region: Norwegian

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Creamy, Cheesy, Herbal