Star Wars Tart (Easy Ham/Turkey, Pesto, Mozzarella Tart)
Updated: Aug 26
This is a tart I made for Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you, haha!), but really it's just an idea for an easy ham/turkey, pesto and mozzarella tart.
I used ham, but I think turkey would taste good here too.
Info about Star Wars Day at the bottom of the post.
I made the Star Wars logo using a parchment paper stencil I made from a photo on the internet.
Then I carved the ham into the shape of the letters. It is harder than I thought. It wasn't made for that, haha! :)
I described this technique in more detail in the "Easy Stencils..." post I wrote for the Benjamin Franklin Pie post and the Mondrian Puzzle Cookie post.
What I used :
- Pillsbury pie crust
- Ham (or Turkey)
- Cibo Naturals Pesto
- Fresh Mozzarella (you can use other mozzarella or melt-y cheese)
Before the oven:
I baked it for 15-18 min. -- until golden brown.
Something I learned -- If you are doing a shape or letters, ham/turkey shrinks a little when baked, so you could have your letters overlapping a little bit -- to get the desired spacing or placement.
You don't have to do letters or shapes, you can just eat. :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!
Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!)
And while Star Wars fans have long since made this pun on May 4, the idea of the date actually becoming a holiday wouldn't solidify until 2011.
Star Wars fanatics Sean Ward and Alice Quinn were the first to officially observe Star Wars Day by hosting a festival centered on the intergalactic franchise at Canada's Toronto Underground Cinema in 2011 and then again in 2012.
The event consisted of trivia about the original trilogy of Star Wars films, costume contests with celebrity judges, and viewings of the best fan-made videos in a movie theater setting.