Ricotta, Ham and Scallion Tart
This simple brunch-perfect tart starts with a store-bought pizza crust. Fill it with creamy ricotta, ham, egg and scallions. Dovetailing Tip: Use the leftover ham from day 1 in tonight's recipe.
Serving size: 4
Calories per serving: 488
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 13.8 ounces tube refrigerated pizza crust dough
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 large egg
2 to 3 bunches scallions
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or tarragon
freshly ground pepper
5 ounces deli-sliced ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Whisk the ricotta, cream and egg in a medium bowl. Mince enough green scallion tops to make 2 tablespoons; add to the ricotta mixture along with the parsley and dill. Season with pepper. Slice the remaining scallions into 1/2- to 1/4-inch pieces.
Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over high heat. Add the sliced scallions and 2 tablespoons water; cook until the scallions are tender and start to sizzle, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the ham. Spread all but a few tablespoons of the scallion mixture on the prepared crust. Pour in the ricotta mixture, then scatter the remaining scallion mixture on top.
Bake the tart on the preheated baking sheet for 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is set. Rest in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove and slice.
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