This tomato tart is the perfect addition to your family’s cookbook. Serve it for lunch or at a dinner party – everyone will surely enjoy its marvelous flavors.
There are so many different ways to enjoy this puff pastry recipe. You can eat it as a quick lunch with your favorite salad, or cut it up and serve it to guests as an appetizer. Either way, it’s a fun recipe that uses fresh tomatoes.
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Puff Pastry Appetizer Idea
The best thing about this appetizer is the crispy puff pastry. You don’t have to make it from scratch. The easy way is to just pick up a box of frozen puff pastry and layer it with these simple ingredients.
In fact, when you use fresh tomatoes, you are making a tomato tart that rivals that of any restaurant!
How To Make Easy Tomato Tart
Here is a really quick overview of what you’ll need before you begin to make the tart. All the exact amounts and step-by-step directions are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
Tomato Tart Tips
Before I get to the entire recipe, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Use Fresh Herbs
Even though dried dill will still taste delicious, I highly suggest using fresh herbs. They will have abundantly more flavor. Plus it looks fancier with fresh herbs too.
Ricotta Cheese Replacement
If you don’t have ricotta cheese, you can easily use cream cheese in its place. You basically just want a smooth spreadable type of cheese that will taste delicious with the dill and tomatoes.
Add Your Favorite Veggies
This is completely optional, and I chose not to do it. You can certainly chop up some broccoli florets into tiny pieces and sprinkle them on top. Other veggies that might taste delicious on the puff pastry are squash, zucchini, or even some carrots or onions.
Use Store-Bought Puff Pastry
When it comes to working with puff pastry, I highly recommend going for store-bought. Puff pastry can be very challenging to make and the packaged ones are really great-tasting and will save you tons of time!
Ricotta Cheese Quality Matters
For this tomato tart recipe, aim to purchase high-quality ricotta cheese. It’ll make a world of difference!
Defrost the Puff Pastry
Don’t forget to defrost your puff pastry! You’ll likely be picking it up from the grocer’s freezers, so most will need to defrost in the fridge overnight.
Here’s the recipe in the printable recipe card. I hope you enjoy making this – I know I did!
- Medium-Sized Bowl
- Parchment Paper
- 1 packet puff pastry thawed if frozen
- 2 tomatoes large, sliced
- 1.5 cups ricotta cheese
- 1 egg large
- fresh dill
- 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Carefully place rolled-out puff pastry on line baking sheet and set aside.
- Place your tomato slices on paper towel and cover with more paper towel. This will soak up most of the water from the tomatoes.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together ricotta cheese and egg.
- Use an offset spatula to spread the ricotta mixture onto your puff pastry, leaving the edges untouched, about ½ an inch.
- Place tomatoes on top of the spread ricotta mixture.
- Sprinkle with dill, olive oil and salt and pepper.
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Cut into square pieces – serve and enjoy!
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