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Veggie monster tart with cheese eyes

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With cheese for eyes and filled with veggies, this monster tart makes for a delicously spooky dish! Skip the meat and give this colourful recipe a go.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + cooling time
Veggie monster tart with cheese eyes


  • 2 sheets puff pastry, just thawed
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg, lightly whisked
  • ¼ cup (65g) basil pesto
  • 2 bunches Dutch carrots, scrubbed, trimmed, or 400g baby carrots, peeled, halved lengthways
  • 2 bunches asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 1 cheese slice
  • 1 burger cheese slice
  • black writing icing, to decorate

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut 1 pastry sheet in half crossways. Attach 1 half to the edge of the whole pastry sheet to make a rectangle. Cut the remaining pastry half into 1cm-wide strips. Arrange the strips around the edge of the pastry rectangle to make a border. Lightly brush with egg.
  2. Step 2

    Spread the pesto over the pastry rectangle inside the border. Arrange the carrots and asparagus over the pesto. Bake for 25-30 mins or until the pastry is golden brown and puffed and the vegetables are tender. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Step 3

    Cut 1cm and 2cm discs from the cheese slices. Arrange over the tart and decorate with writing icing to make eyes.