Wild mushroom, feta and mascarpone ‘crumble’ tart

A sumptuous vegetarian treat full of flavour, nutritious and easy to make!


  • for the pastry:
  • 175 g flour
  • 90 g butter
  • 1 tblsp mixed fresh herbs
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 1 dsrt spoon of finely grated parmesan
  • 1 tblsp water
  • for the filling:
  • 225 g mascarpone cheese
  • 300 g wild mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • a little oil and butter to fry
  • 150 g feta cheese
  • 2 whole eggs, large
  • 2 tblsp grated parmesan
  • 25 g fresh chopped tarragon
  • 4-5 pieces of sundried tomato (chopped)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • for the crumble:
  • 75 g dried breadcrumbs
  • 125 g chopped nuts ( pecans, pistachio, pinenuts etc)
  • 1 tblsp honey
  • 1 tblsp brown sugar
  • salt, pepper and herbs


  1. Produce the pastry by rubbing the butter into the flour to form a breadcrumb type mixture, if there is a few lumps that is ok in this recipe or use a food processor to start the process to save time and effort
  2. Add in the mixed herbs, parmesan and salt and mix well
  3. Add a tablespoon of water to begin and gently mix into a pastry until it binds and leaves the side of the bowl clean
  4. Add a touch more water to achieve the desired consistency
  5. Rest for about 30 minutes in the fridge before lining a buttered quiche tin /spring form pan with the pastry and blind baking for 20 -22 minutes at 180°C.
  6. Meanwhile fry the garlic and onion in a little oil and butter until just soft
  7. Add the chopped mushrooms and tarragon to the onions and sauté over a high heat until cooked through, cool a little
  8. In a bowl mix the parmesan, eggs, mascarpone and sundried tomatoes, season well
  9. Now add the mushrooms to the mascarpone mix and season to taste if required
  10. At the last moment carefully fold the crumbles feta through the mixture ready to bake
  11. Place this mixture into your par baked pastry case and place spread evenly
  12. Bake in the oven for 40 -45minutes at 180°C or until almost set
  13. Whilst baking, mix the crumbs, nuts, honey and sugar in a bowl and season with salt, pepper and herbs
  14. Crisp up on a tray in the oven stirring every couple of minutes until crisp for about 10-12 minutes


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