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April 15, 2012
Slice of Cauliflower Pie with Caramelized Onions and Polenta Crust

Tarta de Coliflor con Cebolla Caramelizada

You’ve heard the story before.  Girl reads Smitten Kitchen.  Girl finds interesting recipe and pins it to her Pinterest Board.

I wanted to try Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Tart because it looked different than anything I’d cooked before, but after reading the ingredients, I just couldn’t justify it.  The recipe called for a cup of cream, a cup of mascarpone, a cup of shredded cheese and then even more cheese.  I’m sorry but that is just ridiculous!!!  I had to find a way to make this recipe reasonable.  I replaced the cream with milk, the mascarpone with ricotta and used less cheese.  I made a crust out of polenta, which has a great crunchy texture compliment to the creamy cauliflower.  The tart was a hit – my roommates gave this recipe full endorsement.  Here is my much more calorically reasonable, and still delicious recipe:

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