Rustic Swiss Chard and Mozzarella Tart

Rustic Swiss Chard and Mozzarella Tart
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 recipe Pastry, recipe below

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, washed and chopped (about 5 cups)

  • 1 cup chopped leeks

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley (optional)


  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup cold butter

  • ¼ cup ice cold water

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Prepare Pastry, below. Wrap and refrigerate (up to 1 hour) while preparing filling.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. For filling, in a large skillet cook chard, leeks, garlic, thyme, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper in hot oil over medium heat for 4 minutes or until chard wilts and leeks are tender. Cool slightly. Stir in cheese; set aside.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll Pastry to a 12-inch circle. Transfer to a parchment-lined greased baking sheet. Spoon filling into center of the pastry circle, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold dough over filling, leaving center open and pleating edges of dough. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden. Serve hot. Sprinkle with parsley. Makes 4 main-dish or 8 appetizer servings


  1. In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Cut up cold butter; cut into flour until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine water, sour cream, and lemon juice. Add half the sour cream mixture to flour mixture; toss with a fork. Add remaining sour cream mixture; toss with fork until mixture is moistened. Form into a ball.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

487 Calories
34g Fat
37g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 487
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 709mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 18.3mg 92%
Calcium 222.1mg 17%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Potassium 294mg 6%
Folate, total 96.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.