Blueberry, Bacon and Quark Tart

A savoury dessert or a main dish, you decide! The combination of creamy cheese, salty bacon and herbs highlight our Nova Scotia blueberries beautifully. Balancing sweet and savory, this dish is guaranteed to please any palate.


1 roll (225g) Store-bought puff pastry
1 cup Fox Hill Cheese House Quark Cheese*
¼ cup Heavy cream
1 tbsp.
Chopped rosemary, plus more to serve
1 tbsp.
Chopped thyme, plus more to serve
1 tbsp.  Acadian Maple syrup**
1  Egg
4 slices Meadowbrook Meat Market bacon, sliced***
¾ cup Wild Nova Scotia blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Microgreens or shoots, to garnish


1.Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out the dough and press into a 9” tart pan. Bake 10 minutes until it starts to set. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.

2.Whisk together the quark, cream, herbs, maple syrup, and egg until smooth. Pour into the prebaked crust. Sprinkle with bacon and blueberries. Bake until golden brown and set, about 30 minutes.

3. Serve garnished with additional herbs and microgreens or shoots.

Recipe provided by: Kelly Neil & Kathy Jollimore


Source Guide: 

* Purchase local Quark Cheese from Fox Hill Cheese House
** Pick up maple syrup from Acadian Maple‘s at your local grocery store
*** Find Meadowbrook Meat Market‘s bacon at their shops in Somerset and Alderney Landing (Dartmouth)
For the fruit and vegetables used in this recipe, head to Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia

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