Tourte Aux Blettes

Tourte Aux Blettes

Serving size: Serves 8
Cuisine type: French
Cooking time: More than 1 hour
Cooking method: bake
Season: All year round

Tourte aux blettes dates back to the 14th century. It is a specialty of Nice. It sometimes contains apples or pine nuts.

For the pastry:
2 cups plain flour
3 Tablespoons caster sugar
½ cup (125mls) olive oil
½ cup cold water

For the filling:
1 cup raisins
1/3 cup brandy
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
2 Tablespoons caster sugar
300mls cream
500g silverbeet, washed and white stalk removed, steamed and chopped


Icing sugar for dusting

Sift flour, sugar and a pinch of salt onto the bench. Drizzle over olive oil. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in water. Gently bring the mixture together and knead until smooth, being careful not to over knead. Bring together to form a disc and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

Place raisins in a bowl, cover with brandy.

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Roll out pastry, and press into a 26cm collapsible tart tin. Cover with baking paper and then baking beads or rice and bake for 10 minutes. Remove beads and baking paper and cook a further 10 minutes. Remove from oven.

Mix together eggs, egg yolks sugar, cream and raisins. Fold through chopped spinach. Pour into cooked pastry. Bake for 40- 45 minutes, or until golden.

Serve sprinkled with icing sugar.

comments powered by Disqus

How to make self-raising flour.

How to make self-raising flour

Need self-raising flour but don't have any? Here's how you can make some from the ingredients in... More >

How to win friends and influence people (via your oven).

How to win friends and influence people (via your oven) Did you hear the one about the girl who brought cakes to work so often that colleagues would mutter... More >

House & Garden Quick Quote

Weekly newsletter

Recipes in your inbox We send you the latest recipes from the Weekly plus all the week's best bits to your inbox.
Sign up now >


handy hints(676)/ royals(591)/ expert advice(492)/ royal family(487)/ books(443)/ natural health(406)/ food(330)/ recipes(330)/ prince william(321)/ kate middleton(319)/