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White Bean, Brussels Sprouts, and Pomegranate Tart

For a spectacular appetizer or light main course, white bean purée is spread on a crisp-from-the-oven puff pastry crust and sprinkled with warm Brussels sprouts and juicy fresh pomegranate seeds.



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1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced
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3 Tbs. olive oil, divided
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1 15-oz. can white beans, rinsed and drained
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1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
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¼ cup fresh pomegranate seeds


1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.

2. Toss Brussels sprouts with 1 Tbs. oil in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Spread on baking sheet, and roast 10 minutes, stirring once, or until browned. Set Brussels sprouts aside, and reduce oven temperature to 400°F.

3. Meanwhile, purée beans and remaining 2 Tbs. oil in food processor until smooth.

4. Roll puff pastry sheet into 12-inch square. Press into prepared pie plate. Let overhang 1/2-inch around edges, and trim any remaining pastry with paring knife. Prick bottom all over with fork. Bake 15 minutes, or until golden.

5. Spread bean purée in hot crust; top with roasted Brussels sprouts, and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.

Nutrition Information: 

10 g
Total Fat: 
17 g
Saturated Fat: 
4 g
32 g
0 mg
284 mg
9 g
4 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

This was suggested as a Thanksgiving side dish but made it for my husband and I for a main course. It comes out looking beautiful and tasting even better. It will really impress your guests!

I added some lemon juice, 2 garlic cloves, and some thyme to the white bean mixture which added some great flavor. Love this recipe!

I added a clove of garlic to the beans, and only halved (or quartered if large) the Brussels sprouts. Instead of puff pastry, I used a pre-made whole wheat pizza crust. And I put about double the pomegranate seeds on it. Looks beautiful and tastes delicious! (Served it as a main course after Butternut Squash and Pear soup.)

I added Basil Paste to the bean mixture and simple salt and pepper to the Brussels Sprout. I also sautéed the sprouts on the stove top instead of the oven. YUM!!!!