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Moroccan Spiced Mushroom & Butternut Tartlets

A delicious tartlet from beautiful Morocco.
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Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 6


  • 20 ml oil
  • 300 g butternut, cubed
  • salt and milled black pepper
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 15 ml fresh ginger, ground
  • 5 ml ground cumin
  • 100 g feta, crumbled
  • 4 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 60 ml dukkah
  • 30 ml fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 90 ml smooth cream cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
    Place the butternut on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 15ml oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast the butternut for 35-45 or until tender.
  • Meanwhile heat the balance of the oil in a pan and gently fry the onion for 3-4 minutes.
    Add the ginger and mushrooms and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in the cumin and coriander and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the feta cheese, coriander and roasted butternut.
  • Cut each sheet of phyllo pastry into 9 squares and brush both sides lightly with olive oil.
  • Arrange 6 squares of pastry in circular shape in a tartlet tin or 6-hole muffin pan. Bake the phyllo pastry cases in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden.
  • Spoon one tablespoon of cream cheese into the base of each tart and top with the mushroom mixture and a sprinkle of dukkah.
  • Return the tarts to the oven and bake for 3-4 minutes and serve hot, warm or at room temperature.
Keyword moroccan, spicy