MasterChef Canada

Mondays 9/10MT

Next Episode: May 27, 9/10MTAvailable Online: Day After Broadcast
Next Episode: May 27, 9/10MT
Available Online: Day After Broadcast

Goat Cheese Tartlets with Bacon Jam

  • 4 phyllo sheets
  • 4 Tbsp cream
  • 4 oz goat cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp thyme, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chive, thinly sliced
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 granny smith apple, thinly sliced and slices cut into halves or thirds
  • 1/2 tsp SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
Bacon Jam
  • 375g bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp espresso powder


Makes: 12 Servings


To Make The Tarts:

1. Heat oven to 400F. Layer 4 sheets of phyllo together, lightly brushing cream on each layer. Cut into twenty, 3.25" squares (there will be a strip of excess phyllo). Press one square into each mini muffin cup and bake until edges are light brown and crisp, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, in bowl whip goat cheese with milk. Fold in thyme, chive and salt and pepper to taste. Divide mixture over cooled phyllo cups.

To Make The Bacon Jam:

2. In large non-stick pan cook bacon until just crispy. Drain all but 1 Tbsp bacon fat. Sauté onions until deep brown and caramelized, stir in SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener, vinegar, chili powder and espresso powder. Simmer until thick and jammy. Let cool.

3. In a skillet, add oil and apples over medium heat. Sauté until just beginning to soften, about 1 minute. Stir in SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener and chili powder. Top tarts with apples and bacon jam.

For more tips, tricks and ideas, check out, and be sure to post your own creations on Facebook.