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Tomato and Mozzarella Tart

An easy tomato tart using puff pastry; perfect as an appetizer or light lunch.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep 45 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 (as an appetizer); 2 to 3 (as a light lunch)
Calories 326 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes or 1 large heirloom tomato, cored and sliced &frac14-inch thick
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded (about 1 cup shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to lowest position and preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the puff pastry in the center of the baking sheet and brush all over with the egg. Form a crust by folding over the edges about a ½ inch, then brush the edges with egg. Use a paring knife to cut the folded edges and corners.
  3. Sprinkle evenly with the Parmesan cheese, then poke the dough all over with a fork, making sure to go the whole way through the dough. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, place the tomato slices on a triple layer of paper towels. Sprinkle with the salt and let sit for 30 minutes.
  5. When ready, sprinkle the shredded mozzarella evenly over the bottom of the crust. Press any excess moisture out of the tomatoes with paper towels, then layer the tomato slices evenly over the mozzarella. Whisk the olive oil and garlic together and drizzle evenly over the tomatoes. Bake until the crust is deep golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with basil. Slide the tart onto a cutting board, slice into pieces and serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Tomato and Mozzarella Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 723mg31%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 291mg29%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.