Ciao Bella Carmelized Fennel Tart

Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello


Fennel is one of those vegetables that you either love or hate. It has a mild licorice flavor. But, when cooked becomes very mild.

Growing up and to this day my family just eats it raw as a digestive after dinner. Especially on Sundays after a heavier meal of pasta.

This is a recipe I came across and revised to my liking. It's easy to double for a party or just as a side dish or appetizer.



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1 dozen
20 Min
40 Min


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  • 1 large
    fennel bulb, quartered and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1
    puff pastry sheet, thawed

How to Make Ciao Bella Carmelized Fennel Tart


  1. In a large skillet saute fennel in olive oil on medium low heat.
  2. Saute for 40 minutes until deep golden brown; stirring occasionally. Add thyme, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  3. Unfold puff pastry onto an ungreased baking sheet. Using a knife score a 1 inch border from the edge of pastry. Spread fennel mixture within 1/2 inch of edges.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares or triangles.

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About Ciao Bella Carmelized Fennel Tart

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #tart, #fennel

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