Tomato Basil Tart

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A tomato basil tart is one of the best ways to enjoy the summer flavorful tomatoes and fresh herbs. All year we’ve been waiting for the tomato season, with it’s wonderful smell and taste. Tomatoes are definitely the star in this recipe, as they bring out the best of them.

 

The recipe can be made either for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it’s easy to prepare and tastes like summer. What better way to enjoy tomatoes than pairing with cheese, herbs and a puff pastry crust. By far one of the best savory summer tarts ever.

 

It is best served warm, topped with fresh basil alongside a fresh salad. Give it a try, it’s simply wonderful.

 

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Recipe slightly adapted after BBC GoodFood

 

 

Prep time clock

20 mins

Cook time clock

25 mins

Total time clock

45 mins

Ingredients

  • Makes about 4-6 servings
  • 1 sheet (400 g) puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 tbsp (60g) cream cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (25g) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup (100g) Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced in about 1/4 inch slices
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F ( 200C).
  2. Cut the tomatoes into 1/4 “ (6 mm) slices  and place on paper towels to drain for about 15-20 minutes. Cover with paper towels as well.
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  3. In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, Dijon mustard, garlic, basil and Parmesan cheese.
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  4. On a floured surface roll the puff pastry dough into a rectangle of 12×14 inches (30X35cm). Transfer the dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Prick pastry all over with fork but not up to the edges, as you leave about 1 inch as a border.
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  5. Spread the cheese mixture on puff pastry on a thin layer. Sprinkle  Mozzarella cheese evenly on top.
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  6. Arrange the tomato slices on top.
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  7. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes until the crust is golden, cheese melted and tomatoes cooked.
  8. Sprinkle fresh basil on top and serve warm.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving (182g) – Calories:474, Fat:32.2g, Saturated Fat:10.5g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0g, Carbohydrates:34.6g, Sugar: 2.7g, Fiber:2.1g, Protein:12.9g, Cholesterol:20mg, Calories from Fat 289, Sodium 351mg, Potassium 253mg, Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 20%, Calcium 19%, Iron 12%, Nutrition Grade B-, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet


Source: http://www.homecookingadventure.com/recipes/tomato-basil-tart

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