Beet, Cheddar & Apple Tarts

Thinly-sliced beets add beautiful color to these appetizer-sized tarts from Martha Stewart.

Ingredients:
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed and cut into six 4½-inch rounds
¾ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 small Pink Lady apple, cored and very thinly sliced
2-3 baby red beets, scrubbed, peeled, and very thinly sliced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Place pastry rounds on a parchment-lined baking sheet and prick all over with a fork. Divide half the cheese among pastry rounds. Top each with 2-3 apple slices. Tuck 2-3 beet slices among apple slices and top with remaining cheese. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with thyme.

3. Bake until pastry is golden brown and slightly puffed, 13-15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nectarine Galette

Sprinkled with a dusting of cinnamon sugar, this fresh tart is sure to please.

Ingredients:
Farm & Larder galette dough, chilled
6-8 ripe nectarines
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Honey-cinnamon crème fraîche (see recipe)

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Peel, halve and pit the apricots and slice into ¼-inch thick pieces. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.

2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the pastry into a 12-by-14-inch rectangle and transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Arrange the apricot slices over the pastry to within an inch of the edge. Drizzle the honey over fruit, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and dot with the pieces of butter. Fold the pastry edge up and over the apples to create a 1-inch border.

3. Bake the galette for about 45 minutes, until the pastry is nicely browned and crisp and the apricots are tender. Transfer the pan to a rack and let the galette cool. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of honey-cinnamon crème fraîche.

St. Patrick’s Day Feast Recipes

Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day and the arrival of spring on Sunday, this week’s box bursts to life with beautiful spring ‘greenery’—from green cabbage and leeks to Red Russian kale and kale rapini, plus garden-fresh herbs and a blooming shamrock plant to enliven your home. Complementing this bounty are all the ingredients for an Emerald Isle-inspired feast: hearty Irish sausages, imported cheddar cheese and soda bread kissed with raisins and caraway seed.

Here are some recipe ideas for this week:

Beet, Cheddar & Apple Tarts
Thinly-sliced beets add beautiful color to these small tarts from Martha Stewart, just the right size for appetizers.

Dublin Coddle
Combining sausage, potatoes, onions and bacon, this slow-cooked, one-pot dish is pure comfort food.

Baked Potatoes with Irish Cheddar
Finished with flavorful Irish cheddar cheese, this casserole boasts a lovely creamy texture.

Mashed Turnips & Potatoes
This side dish is rich and comforting, thanks to the combination of Gilfeather turnips, red potatoes and fresh herbs.

Carrot, Cabbage and Apple Slaw with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
This refreshing, brightly-colored slaw from Diane Morgan’s Roots is a snap to do-ahead.

Braised Kale Rapini with Sautéed Leeks & Garlic
This healthy, hearty side is tossed with olive oil-kissed garlic and leeks.

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