with Balsamic Glaze

Prep time: 50 mins    Cook time: 45 mins    Serves: 4


100g baby rocket

Balsamic Glaze

500ml balsamic vinegar

125g brown sugar 

Short Crust Pastry 

650g plain flour

350g cold butter, diced

3 egg yolks

Roasted Vegetables

500g pumpkin, cut into 1cm pieces

1 leek, thinly sliced

250g beetroot, washed and halved

1 zucchini, cut into 1cm pieces

1tbs olive oil

Cream Cheese Filling

125g cream cheese, at room temperature

60g sour cream

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tbs oregano, finely chopped


  1. To make glaze, stir vinegar and sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Simmer until thickened and syrupy. Cool completely.
  2. To make pastry, process flour and butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add egg yolks. Process until mixture just comes together to form a ball. Shape into a disc and cover in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Bring pastry to room temperature. Roll out on a lightly floured surface and use to line four 10cm fluted tart tins with removable bases.
  4. Line with baking paper and fill with pastry weights or rice. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove paper and weights. Return to oven for a further 10 minutes or until dry and crisp. Cool completely.
  5. Preheat oven to 180C. To roast vegetables, place them in a baking dish. Drizzle with oil. Season. Roast for about 30 minutes or until tender.
  6. To make filling, using an electric mixer, whisk ingredients until smooth and creamy. 7.To assemble, spoon filling into tart. Top with roasted vegetables and rocket. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.