Please wait, the site is loading...

Pumpkin, pecorino and sage tart


Serves: 8-10
timePrep time: 30 mins
timeTotal time:
Pumpkin, pecorino and sage tart
Recipe photographed by Karen Thomas

Pumpkin, pecorino and sage tart


Serves: 8-10
timePrep time: 30 mins
timeTotal time:

Rate this recipe
Print Print

Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
288Kcal
Fat
22gr
Saturates
13gr
Carbs
17gr
Sugars
2gr
Fibre
2gr
Protein
7gr
Salt
0.2gr

Sarah Randell

Sarah Randell

Our former Food Director, and previously food editor to Delia Smith, Sarah has written more than 1000 recipes for the magazine. She is also author of Family Baking and Marmalade; A Bittersweet Cookbook among others.

See more of Sarah Randell’s recipes
Sarah Randell

Sarah Randell

Our former Food Director, and previously food editor to Delia Smith, Sarah has written more than 1000 recipes for the magazine. She is also author of Family Baking and Marmalade; A Bittersweet Cookbook among others.

See more of Sarah Randell’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 750g peeled and deseeded pumpkin (or butternut squash)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 150ml double cream
  • a generous grating of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp light brown soft sugar
  • 3 tbsp grated pecorino (or vegetarian equivalent) plus shavings, to finish
  • 10 sage leaves
For the pastry
  • 200g plain flour, plus extra
  • 1 tbsp finely grated pecorino
  • 100g cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 large egg yolk

Step by step

Get ahead
Bake the pastry case a day ahead; store in a airtight container
  1. First, make the pastry. Tip the flour, pecorino and butter into a food processor; whiz to form crumbs. Add the egg yolk, a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon iced water. Pulse the mixture until it comes together – you may need a little more water.
  2. Chill the pastry in clingfilm in the fridge for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, chop the pumpkin into small pieces, about 3cm. Steam the pumpkin in a steamer set over a pan of boiling water for 15-20 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and line a 23cm-diameter tin that is 3cm deep. Press the pastry down into the base. Chill for a further 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Whiz the steamed pumpkin in a processor until smooth, then tip it into a bowl and leave to cool.
  5. Scrunch up a square of baking paper, open it out again and put it into the tart case so it lines the pastry. Tip in ceramic baking beans and bake the tart case, on a baking tray, for 20 minutes. Remove the paper and beans, and bake for a further 5 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove the tart case from the oven and leave to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 190°C, fan 170°C, gas 5.
  6. Mix the pumpkin purée with the eggs, cream, nutmeg, sugar, grated pecorino and some salt and pepper. Fill the baked tart case with the mixture and bake for a further 35-40 minutes or until just set.
  7. Fry the sage leaves in a little hot butter with a pinch of salt until crisp, then set aside.
  8. Serve the tart barely warm, topped with pecorino shavings and the crisp sage leaves.

You might also like...


We value your privacy

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our site and to allow us and third parties to customise the marketing content you see across websites and social media. For more information see our cookie policy.

Cookie Preference Centre

Learn more about what each cookie category does and choose your settings (toggle right to opt in or left to opt out). Cookie policy


Strictly Necessary

These technologies are needed to enable our websites and apps to run and to keep it secure.

Sainsbury's Magazine

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
PHPSESSID Until the browsing session ends
device_view 1 month
recentlyViewedRecipes 1 year
subscription-{popup-version-date}-PopupClosed 12 days

Vimeo

Enables Vimeo videos on the site

Cookie name Duration
_derived_epik 1 year

Constant Commerce

Enables shopping tools for recipe ingredients

Cookie name Duration
cc_a_h 10 years
cc_a_s Until the browsing session ends

DoubleClick

DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM) is an integrated ad-technology platform that enables us to more effectively create, manage and grow high-impact digital marketing campaigns.

Cookie name Duration
DSID 10 days
IDE 1 year
RUL 11 months

Performance/Analytics

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Google

Google Analytics tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
__gads 13 months
_ga 28 months
_gat 1 minute
_gid 1 day
1P_JAR 1 month
ANID 10 days
CONSENT 18 years
NID 6 months
__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years
__Secure-3PSID 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC 1 year

Marketing/Targeting

These technologies help us decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We use this data to customise the marketing content you see on websites, apps and social media. They also help us understand the performance of our marketing activities. These cookies are set by us or our carefully-selected third parties.

Pinterest

Pinterest conversion tracking gathers conversion insights and builds audiences to target based on actions our visitors have taken on the site.

Cookie name Duration
_pinterest_ct_rt 1 year
_pinterest_ct_ua 1 year
_pin_unauth 1 year

Outbrain

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
outbrain_cid_fetch 5 minutes
adrl 5 weeks
apnxs 6 weeks
criteo 2 months
obuid 6 months

Twitter

Twitter conversion tracking enables us to measure our return on ad spend by tracking the actions people take after viewing or engaging with our ads on Twitter.

Cookie name Duration
personalization_id 2 years
muc 2 years
ads_prefs 5 years
auth_token 5 years
dnt 5 years
guest_id 2 years
twid 5 years