|700 g||black salsifies|
|150 g||goat cheese|
|100 ml||whole milk|
|1 tbsp||vegetable oil|
|100 ml||white wine|
|100 ml||white wine vinegar|
|50 g||unsalted butter|
|350 ml||vegetable broth|
|200 g||crème fraîche|
|300 g||puff pastry|
|flour (for dusting)|
Preheat oven to 390°F/200°C Peel the pears, quarter each, and roughly dice. Peel ginger and mince. Peel shallots and mince. Roughly chop walnuts. Slice the goat cheese into thick rounds.
To prepare the black salsify, wear gloves to prevent staining your hands, and use a brush to clean the stalks under running water. Fill a large bowl with water and add milk, squeeze in the lemon juice, and add the lemon itself to the bowl. Peel the salsify stalks and transfer immediately to soak in the liquid to prevent discoloration. Thinly slice peeled salsify stalks, then transfer back to liquid until cooking.
To make the chutney, add oil to a frying pan set over medium-low heat. Add shallot and sauté for approx. 4 min., then add sugar and let caramelize, approx. 4 min. more. Deglaze pan with white wine and let simmer approx. 2 min. until reduced. Next, add chopped pears and ginger and sauté approx. 4 min. Add white wine vinegar and thyme, season with salt, and let the chutney simmer on low for approx. 30 min. Remove from heat and let cool.
To make the tart filling, melt butter in another frying pan set over medium-low heat. Add sliced black salsify, season with salt, and sauté approx. 5 min. Add vegetable stock and simmer on low heat for approx. 15 min. Meanwhile, add crème fraîche to a bowl, crack in the eggs, pluck thyme leaves and add these, and season with salt and pepper. Whisk well.
Roll out a sheet of puff pastry and dust lightly with flour. Roll pastry around the rolling pin and unfurl into a pie dish. Prick the base all over with a fork. Transfer the crust to the oven, preheated at 390°F/200°C, and blind bake for approx. 10 min. Add pie weights like dry rice or dried beans. Remove tart crust from the oven and fill with the cream mixture first, then the black salsify mixture. Transfer back to the oven and bake for approx. 25 min.
Remove tart from the oven and arrange sliced goat cheese and walnuts on top. Switch the oven to broil setting and broil for approx. 5 min, or until the cheese has melted. Serve with the pear chutney. Enjoy!