Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tomato Tart

Just look at all that cheesy goodness!

This is another recipe that I found while browsing Pinterest and since tomatoes are abundant right now I thought I'd give it a try. 

Tomato Tart

For the crust:
1 1/2 cups flour
4 tbsp. cold butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
3 tbsp. cold water

For the filling:
1-1/2 to 2 tbsp. brown honey mustard
2 tomatoes, sliced thin
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 green onion, sliced thin
a drizzle of olive oil
1/2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. parsley
1/4 tsp. oregano
salt and pepper
8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

To make the crust you need to combine the salt and flour in a medium bowl. Add the cold butter and use a pastry cutter to mix until crumbly.
In another bowl, whisk the egg and cold water together and then add it to the flour mixture. Use your hands to mix it all together and then knead it for 1-2 minutes.
Roll the dough out into a thin circle. (about 15-16 inches in diameter)
Gently roll dough around your rolling pin so that you can move it to a greased baking sheet.
Unfold and now you are ready to add the filling.

Spread the mustard on top of the dough leaving the outer 1 1/2 inch edge plain.
Lay the sliced tomatoes on top of the mustard. 
Sprinkle with garlic, onion, salt, pepper basil, parsley and oregano.
Drizzle just a tiny amount of oil over top of the tomatoes.
Layer the cheese slices on top.
Lightly sprinkle with a little more salt, pepper and parsley.
Fold dough up and over the edges of the tomatoes.

Bake 25-30 minutes at 425 degrees or until cheese begins to brown.

I must say that even though this was good I think the next time I make it I will leave the mustard out. Maybe replace it with a thin layer of garlic butter. 
On the other hand my son (who doesn't even like tomatoes) finished the rest of this off late last night as a snack and proclaimed that he liked the mustard in it.
So it's a matter of personal taste and you'll just have to play with it to suit your own tastebuds.

*The above recipe is my adapted version of the original which can be found HERE at Lick the Bowl Good.


Carmen C. said...

That looks really good! I'm with you on the mustard though but the garlic butter sounds awesome!!!! So nice chatting with you today:) I had Chris map quest to see just how far away from me you are, it came up 2 hrs. and 40 minutes, about as far as Amish country, lol!

Loretta said...

Love tomatoes and this is a yummy way to use them...All that goodness cooked together! Oh, you are making me hungry!

Granny Sue said...

Wow, that looks delicious, Jessica.

Lois Christensen said...

This looks amazing! Would love for you to share it on our Foodie Friends Friday linky party! Come on over!

Julia said...

Yum! That looks REAL good Jessica!!