Fresh Tomato Tart is a luscious creamy based tart topped with flavorful garden fresh tomatoes in a flaky puff pastry crust. It’s a snap to make and is an absolutely delicious way to use the bright red tomatoes from your garden.
Ingredients for Fresh Tomato Tart:
I used the following ingredients: Frozen puff pastry sheet, homemade ricotta cheese, Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil for garnish. You could use store-bought ricotta cheese, but homemade is so much better and is so easy to make!
Making the Fresh Tomato Tart:
I used a 14 x 4.5-inch tart pan with a removable bottom for the tart. I could have also used a 9-inch tart pan. First, I rolled a thawed sheet of puff pastry to about 15 inches on a floured surface. Then, I fitted the puff pastry into the tart pan, and ran a rolling pin along the top to trim the excess pastry. After pricking the bottom of the pastry with a fork, I lined it with parchment paper and dried beans to weigh it down. Next, I popped it into a preheated 400° F oven for about 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, I removed parchment paper and beans. The crust was perfectly set!
While the crust was baking, I cut the tomatoes into 1/4-inch slices. I placed the tomatoes on paper towels, sprinkled salt on the top, and let them sit for about 30 minutes. The reason for doing this was to remove excess moisture from the tomatoes. After 30 minutes, I blotted the tomatoes with additional paper towels.
While the tomatoes were sitting, I made the creamy base. I combined the ricotta cheese, Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil in a bowl.
Once the crust had cooled for about 10 minutes, I spread the creamy base on the bottom. Then, I layered the tomato slices on top. Finally, I drizzled some olive oil mixed with minced garlic on top.
I baked the tart in a preheated 375° F oven for about 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, the creamy base was bubbly and the tart was perfectly cooked. Before serving the tart, I sprinkled some fresh basil on top. I served it as a light brunch entrée with a salad. It was absolutely delicious. Yum!