Winnie’s Bacon, Chard and Walnut Tart

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I always enjoy reading whatever my foodie pal Winnie has posted on her blog, Healthy Green Kitchen. Her beautiful bacon, chard and walnut tart caught my eye some time ago and, although it has taken me ages to finally try it, it was well worth the wait.

To tell the truth, I can’t remember ever cooking with Swiss chard, although I love dark, leafy greens of all kinds. Crusts are always a challenge for me, but Winnie walked me through the steps in her carefully written recipe. My husband, Larry, seemed drawn into the kitchen and said, “I smell walnuts…and I’m hungry.”

Yes, it was a bit off our healthy-heart diet to add all those eggs but I remember Larry being served an egg, yolk and all, every morning he was in the cardiac unit after his heart attack. The cream and the bacon were the real splurges here and well worth it. TIP: Add some kosher salt and ground white pepper when you whisk together the egg-cream-syrup mixture.

Thanks, Winnie, for a lovely recipe. I know that this was in the running for an appearance on the Martha Stewart show. Boy, Martha missed out here. This recipe has Martha written all over it. No, it has Winnie written all over it…

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12 Responses to Winnie’s Bacon, Chard and Walnut Tart

  1. Winnie September 16, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    The tart looks beautiful Liz! Thanks for making my recipe xoxo

    • lizthechef September 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

      You are such an inspiration to me, Winnie!

  2. TasteFood September 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    I agree that this recipe sounds wonderful. I haven’t tried it yet, but now I will. It will be perfect for this weekend, perhaps with kale instead of the chard.

  3. Oui, Chef September 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    This sounds gorgeous. I recently made a chard, sausage and pine nut tart that was killer…these guys could be cousins! – S

    • lizthechef September 19, 2011 at 2:44 am #

      It’s an honor to be related…

  4. sippitysup (@sippitysup) September 20, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    This tart seems so seasonal and I am in the mood for fall. GREG

    • lizthechef September 20, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

      Me too, definitely ready for fall and cooler weather entreés…

  5. Bevi October 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    I think I’ll try kale as well. We are having a daily love affair, kale and me!

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