Simple Tomato Tart

How to make a simple tomato tart

How to make a simple tomato tart

Preparation time:  15 mins

cooking time:  25 mins

time:  25 mins

How to make a simple tomato tart


makes 9-inch tart

2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 sheet thawed puff pastry, from a 17.3-ounce box

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme plus a squeeze of lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

11/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

How to make a simple tomato tart steps:

1.   Place the sliced tomatoes in a single layer on a paper towel-lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle with the slat and use a paper towel to blot the moisture from the top of the tomatoes every few minutes.

2.   Meanwhile, prepare the tart crust.  Adjust an oven rack to the lowest position and preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.  Spray a 9-inch fluted tart pan (preferably with a removable bottom) with nonstick pan spray and set aside.

3.   Place the puff pastry on a cutting board and unfold it.  Arrange it on a board so it looked like a diamond rather than a square.  Use a rolling pin to gently roll it from the center out toward the edges until it is 1/4 to 1/8  inch thick and slightly larger than the tart pan.  Gently drape the dough over the rolling pin and lay it in the pan, lifting and fitting the dough into the corners and sides of the pan.  Press the dough into the pan and press off any excess dough from the sides.  Use a pastry brush or your fingers to smear the mustard over the bottom of the crust.  Use a fork to prick the bottom of the crust all over.

4   Arrange the tomatoes in the crust so they overlap slightly, saving the 6 smallest slices for the center of the tart.  Sprinkle the rosemary, thyme, and pepper over the tomatoes, then drizzle with the oil.  Sprinkle the Parmesan over the top and bake the tart until the edges are golden brown and the tomatoes are tender about 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool slightly before slicing and serving.


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