A few weeks ago I made myself little individual Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Tarts with Polenta Crust. Matt saw the pictures & made me promise to make it for him when he got back from the West Coast so it was on this week's menu. I had planned on just making four little tarts but my Mom & Dad came to visit on their way back down south after summer at the lake. I gave them a choice of meals & they also picked the tart so I figured this would be a good time to figure out the amounts for one large tart.
When I wrote the original recipe I thought that doubling it would make this larger tart. You do need to double all the filling ingredients; beets, onion, garlic, cream, eggs, parsley & goat cheese. You do not need to double the polenta for the crust, just 4 oz of polenta & 2 cups of chicken broth are enough polenta to make the large crust. Cooking time also increased for the larger tart to 30 minutes. The large tart will serve 4 - 5 people.
I added bacon to this batch as well. I chopped three slices of bacon & cooked them until crisp. Drain the bacon & then stir it into the roasted vegetables before putting them into the tart. Everyone felt that the bacon was really perfect in this dish.
This tart was a huge success & its really beautiful to serve as well. My mom left saying she was going to try a polenta crust soon.