Bird in a Nest Tarts | Easter Brunch Recipe, Easy Brunch Recipe, Egg in a Hole

Bird in a Nest Tarts | Show off your skills at your next Easter brunch or luncheon.  That’s what your friends will think when they see this eye catching tart.  They don’t have to know how easy it was to make.  If they did, they wouldn’t care!  The only thing they will remember is how delicious it was.  From the crispy crust, creamy melted cheese to the savory egg.  This is the perfect brunch, luncheon or breakfast buffet dish!  All you need is a big bowl of fruit salad and you are set.  Yep, it’s that simple!

Bird in a Nest Tarts | Easter Brunch Recipe, Easy Brunch Recipe, Egg in a Hole

These Bird in a Nest Tarts are my version of the popular Egg in a Hole.  Like this one from the Pioneer Woman—->>>>Egg in a Hole Recipe. While this recipe is for everyday, mine is a little fancier for a special occasion.  Like an Easter Brunch or just to show your sweetie how much you appreciate them!  If serving a bowl of fruit isn’t enough how about adding a parfait?  Like my neapolitan parfait or peach cobbler parfait?

Parfait

Making this tart is super easy.  So, let’s get started!

Bird in a Nest Tarts | Easter Brunch Recipe, Easy Brunch Recipe, Egg in a Hole

Roll a piece of frozen (thawed) puff pastry into a 12×12-inch square; cut into 4 equal sections, fold up the sides.

Bird in a Nest Tarts | Easter Brunch Recipe, Easy Brunch Recipe, Egg in a Hole

Bake and push down any of the pastry that has puffed up.

Bird in a Nest Tarts | Easter Brunch Recipe, Easy Brunch Recipe, Egg in a Hole

Let cool; add cheese making a well in the center for the egg.

Bird in a Nest Tarts | Easter Brunch Recipe, Easy Brunch Recipe, Egg in a HoleBird in a Nest Tarts | Easter Brunch Recipe, Easy Brunch Recipe, Egg in a Hole

Add bacon bits, salt and pepper.

Bird in a Nest Tarts | Easter Brunch Recipe, Easy Brunch Recipe, Egg in a Hole

Bake until golden and the eggs is over medium.

Bird In A Nest Tart

Preparation 30 minutes 2017-09-22T00:30:00+00:00 Cook Time 25 minutes 2017-09-22T00:25:00+00:00 Serves Makes 4 Tarts     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Havarti cheese
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • kosher salt and ground pepper
  • chopped fresh chives or green onion, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry into a 12-inch square, then cut into 4 equal squares.
  4. Slightly fold and pinch the edges of each square to for 4 tart shells.
  5. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and prick all over with a fork.
  6. Bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, cook the bacon until crisp and crumble.
  8. Let the tart shells cool slightly on the baking sheets (about 5 minutes).

NOTE: If the centers are very puffy, prick with a fork to deflate.

  1. Sprinkle evenly with the Havarti and Parmesan.
  2. Make a shallow well in the cheese in the center of each tart; crack an egg into each; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Top with the bacon, then return to the oven and bake until the egg whites are set, 12 to 17 minutes.
  4. Garnish with chives or green onion.

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Comments

Bird In A Nest Tarts — 11 Comments

  1. I had to pin this on Pinterest right away when I saw it. The Hubby will just love these…so much nicer than his loaf bread with a hole cute in the middle…his “toad in a hole” as he calls it….wait till he tries your gourmet version!

  2. My “sweetie” is sitting right next to me, but doesn’t see this… I’m SO making this for him. Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday!

  3. I made these today for Mother’s Day brunch and they were a huge hit! The eggs took a bit longer to set in my oven, but they were worth the wait. Huge presentation props! Highly recommended.

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