Go Back
+ servings
Beetroot and gorgonzola tart sprinkled with fresh chives

Beetroot & Gorgonzola Tart

A light and tasty filo pastry tart
Course Appetizer, entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 340kcal


  • 6 sheets of ready made filo pastry
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 ounce walnuts crushed in a mortar and pestle (25g)
  • 3 beetroots
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 3 red onions finely sliced
  • 4 ounces balsamic vinegar (100ml)
  • 1.75 ounces red wine vinegar (50ml)
  • 1.75 ounces olive oil (50ml)
  • 3 eggs
  • 10 ounces creme fraiche (300ml)
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives finely chopped
  • 7 ounces gorgonzola (200g)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 390f / 200ºc.
  • Peel and top and tail the beetroots and cut them into ½ cm slices.  Put on a roasting tray and sprinkle with a table spoon of caster sugar and a good pinch of salt. Place in the oven for about 20mins.  Test with a knife - they should be soft with little resistance, and put to one side to cool.
  • Put the sliced onions into a saucepan and add the balsamic and red wine vinegar, along with the olive oil and 3 tablespoons of caster sugar.  Put on a medium heat and stir occasionally until the liquid has evaporated.  This should take about 30 minutes.  Leave to one side to cool.
  • Lightly grease the dish you will be baking the tart in.
  • Take a sheet of filo and place it your dish so that the pastry comes up the sides slightly (fold the edges over if needed).  Gently brush with some beaten egg and sprinkle over a small amount of the crushed walnuts.  Lay another piece of filo over the top and repeat the process until you have placed on your last layer of filo.  Brush well with the beaten egg and put in the oven for 10mins.  Once golden brown, leave to one side to cool.
  • Turn the oven down to 355ºf / 180ºc.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, creme fraiche and chives. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Cut the gorgonzola into small cubes and stir in to the egg and cream.
  • Take the filo case, and evenly spread over the onion mixture.  Place the roasted beetroot slices on top and then pour over the egg and cream mixture.  Pop in the oven for 40mins, until the filling has set and the top is golden brown. Let cool before serving.


I used a glass casserole dish that measures 14 x 9.5 inches but an oblong 13 x 9 dish like this will also work well.
  • This tart is all about strong flavors, so be sure to use good quality ingredients for maximum taste.
  • Wear gloves when cutting the beets if you don't want to stain your hands!
  • Be sure to grease the baking dish before layering the pastry.
  • Cook the pastry and tart in a pre-heated oven for the best results.
  • Let the tart cool slightly before serving to give it a chance to set. 
  • Store leftovers covered in the fridge - they can be eaten cold or reheated in the oven.
Nutritional values are based on one of eight servings.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 1.2mg