Mother's Day Tart Lead

 In April, we polled moms across the country, asking what they hoped to receive for Mother’s Day. Here’s what we found: Moms want to cook with their families on May 10th. So, while we love to surprise mom with the classic breakfast-in-bed, this year, we’re advocating that you make breakfast with her instead of for her. That’s where our recipe comes in!  We’ve created the ultimate, foolproof Mother’s Day breakfast recipe that get’s the whole family involved – from ages 2 to 20.

In order to make sure your family cooking surprise goes perfectly, we created a recipe that not only looks and tastes delicious, but also doesn’t take a whole lot of work in the kitchen (or grocery store, for that matter.) The shopping list is short (and flexible), the directions are straight-forward, and the finished meal is truly a masterpiece. Pun intended.

Now, let’s get to it, chefs!

Mother’s Day Landscape Tart

1 Box Puff Pastry, Thawed
1 Egg (For Egg Wash)
½ Cup Crème Fraiche or Sour Cream

TOPPINGS (pick your favorites – here are some of ours)
Asparagus, Trimmed
Cherry Tomatoes, Quartered & De-seeded
Bacon, Thinly Sliced
Ramps, Cleaned & Trimmed
Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
Olives, Pitted
Capers, Drained
Fresh Greens, For Garnish

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Using a rolling pin or wine bottle, roll 1 sheet of puff pastry to form a 15-inch by 11-inch rectangle. Using a knife, gently mark (without cutting through the dough) a border about 1-inch from the edge of the dough around the perimeter, to create a frame. Using a fork, prick the dough inside the frame (this allows steam to escape and prevents pockets while the baking). Transfer the dough to a lightly-oiled sheet pan.

In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of water to create an egg wash. Brush the egg wash onto the border of the dough. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the border is golden brown and the dough seems almost cooked through. Remove from the oven and let cool for 2 to 3 minutes before topping.

Using a spoon, evenly spread the crème fraiche over the dough, inside the frame; season with salt and pepper. Carefully arrange your toppings to create a landscape. For example, asparagus stalks, chives and ramps as “grass,” a cracked egg as the “sun,” or tomato slices to form a “flower.” Get creative!

Return the tart to the oven and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the dough is cooked through and the egg whites are cooked but the yolk is still soft. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with the fresh greens and serve. Don’t forget to share your masterpieces with us! We always love to see how you’re playing with your food. Show us with #blueapron and #TartArt on Instagram!

And, if you need a last minute present, you can always give mom a Blue Apron gift box plus an I.O.U for two (or four) nights of family cooking.

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