For all of you resolved to eat better in the new year, we offer a week's worth of lighter recipes that will help you get started right. This one comes from Cookinglight.com and was one of its "Best of 2009" recipes.
Pie crust dough
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1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms (about 1/2 oz.)
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
4 oz. cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
3 1/2 oz. shiitake mushroom caps, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons Madeira wine
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat evaporated milk
2 tablespoons half-and-half
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/3 cup chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Divide pie crust dough into 5 equal portions. Place each portion between two sheets of plastic wrap; roll into a 6-inch circle. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap. Place each dough circle, plastic wrap side up, into a 4-inch round tart pan coated with cooking spray. Remove remaining plastic wrap. Press dough into bottom and up sides of pan; fold excess crust back in, and press. Pierce bottom and sides of dough lightly with a fork; freeze 10 minutes. Line bottoms of dough with foil; top with pie weights or dried beans. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack 15 minutes; remove weights and foil. Brush crusts with mustard.
Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees.
Combine 1 cup boiling water and porcini mushrooms in a bowl; cover and let stand 20 minutes. Strain mixture through a sieve over a bowl, reserving mushrooms and 1/4 cup liquid. Finely chop mushrooms.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook 1 minute. Add cremini and shiitake mushrooms; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in porcini mushrooms, wine, and thyme; cook 1 minute. Add reserved 1/4 cup soaking liquid, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce heat; cook 3 minutes. Stir in parsley, juice, pepper, and salt.
Divide mushroom mixture evenly among prepared crusts. Combine 2 tablespoons cheese, evaporated milk, half and half, egg and egg white, stirring with a whisk; divide mixture evenly among tarts. Sprinkle tops evenly with bell peppers and remaining cheese. Place tarts on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chives.