Sour Cream Savory Tart

Serves: 6-8

Cooking time : 1 hour

Hint: nstead of ham, use chopped fried and flavoured chicken breasts, bacon or smoked fish.A savoury biscuit and crust can be used instead of pastry crust.


  • 1 roll short crust pastry, defrosted
  • 4 extra large eggs
  • 2 x 250 ml sour cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 thick slices cooked ham, chopped
  • 250 ml (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese (if you use smoked fish use a milder cheese such as Tusser’s or Gouda)


  • Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  • Unroll the puff pastry and line a pie dish. Prick pastry with a fork. Cover pastry with grease proof paper and fill with dried beans. Bake pastry shell for 15-20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, beat the eggs and the sour cream together. Flavour mixture with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the pastry shell from the oven. Sprinkle over the ham, bacon, chicken or smoked fish and then the cheese. Pour over the cream and egg mixture.
  • Place back in the oven and bake for another 20-30 minutes until the cream and egg topping is well set and firm.
  • Leave to cool slightly before serving