• 400 g shallots, peeled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil by Sainsbury's
  • 375 g ready-rolled light puff pastry
  • 30 g unsalted English butter by Sainsbury's
  • 2 tbsp dark brown soft sugar
  • 200 g chestnuts, cooked, peeled and ready to use
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar by Sainsbury's
  • 40 g Abergavenny goats' cheese by Sainsbury's, crumbled
  • 7.5 g fresh thyme by Sainsbury's, to garnish


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas 7. Place the shallots on a baking tray, add the olive oil, mix well and bake for 25 minutes until tender. Remove from the oven and reduce the temperature to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6.

  2. 2

    Cut a circle of puff pastry to fit inside a large ovenproof frying pan and set aside.

  3. 3

    In the ovenproof frying pan, heat the butter with the brown sugar until melted, then mix in the cooked shallots, chestnuts and balsamic vinegar. Cook for 2 minutes, then cover with the pastry and transfer to the oven for 30 minutes until the pastry has risen and is golden.

  4. 4

    Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 5 minutes, then turn out so the pastry becomes the base. Crumble goats’ cheese over the tart and sprinkle with thyme leaves. Serve warm with all the festive veggie trimmings.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1491kj 356kcal 18%
  • Fat 18.9g 27%
  • Saturates 9.0g 45%
  • Sugars 10.6g 12%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1223kj/292kcal

Each serving provides

32.3g carbohydrate 3.9g fibre 3.9g protein

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