Melt in your mouth delish! Creamy mushroom tart

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Creamy Mushroom Tart

Makes 16 App-Sized Wedges

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
2 slices bacon, chopped
2 tbsp minced red (or yellow) onion
1 clove garlic, minced
4 oz cremini or mini bella mushrooms, cleaned and rough chopped, have another 1 or 2 extra for garnish, thinly sliced.
1 tsp dry herbs de Provence
2 tbsp dry white wine
1/2 cup (half of a small tub) of light cream cheese
1/2 tsp each of salt and black pepper
1/3 cup shredded Mozzarella or Provolone cheese

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Roll out puff pastry to fit a small tart pan, either round, rectangle, or simply free-form on a parchment lined baking sheet.  (If doing free-form, using a sharp paring knife, cut a border about half of the way through the dough about 1/3 of an inch from the edge.  This outside edge will puff more and give you an outer crust)  Place pan in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.

To make the filling, cook the chopped bacon, onion, garlic, chopped mushrooms and herbes de Provence over medium heat until the bacon is cooked and the mushrooms have released most of their liquids.  Add the wine and continue to cook until the liquid is mostly evaporated.  Remove from heat and stir in the cream cheese until smooth, also adding the salt and pepper.  Mix in the shredded cheese and then bring the tart pastry out of the fridge and spoon the filling into it.  Using the reserved sliced mushrooms, decorate as desired.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown and the tart filling is also browning. Serve as small wedges for party apps or cut into four and serve with a salad for a decadent holiday brunch.

You could easily prepare the filling ahead of time and store in the fridge along with some thawed puff pastry to have fresh, super-quick and unforgettable snacks for pop-in guests.

If you love mushroom tart you will love this one!

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8 c. water
1/4 cup kosher salt
1 T. Black peppercorns
2 sprigs fresh thyme
3 bay leaves
4 cloves garlic, sliced
  2T. lemon juice
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

Stir ingredients together in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Allow to completely cool. After the marinade is completely cool, place the pounded chicken breasts in a Ziploc bag along with enough marinade to cover the meat, and seal. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before you want to grill.
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