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Tomato tart

Tomato tart

This tart is very easy and quick to prepare.


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Last modified on: January 13th 2011

For 1 tomato tart, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
43 min.35 min.1 hour 18 min.
Preservation: Several hours in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 Tomato tart : Photo of step #1Preheat the oven to 210°C or 410°F.

Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into a tart mould or tin, spread it all over the bottom with a brush.

Line this with 1 Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée). If you have a protection paper with the puff pastry, leave it, and grease between paper and pastry.

If needed cut around the top of the tin to remove excess pastry.
5 min.
2 Tomato tart : Photo of step #2Prick the bottom of pastry with a fork all over to prevent it rising too much during cooking.

Spread out 3 tablespoons French mustard all over the puff pastry, with the back of a tablespoon or a brush.

Leave to wait in the refrigerator.
3 min.
3 Tomato tart : Photo of step #3Peel 6 tomatoes, and cut them in medium slices.

Note: if you have the time (1 hour), salt them on both sides, and spread them out on a grid or in a strainer for aboout an hour, this draw out some of the juice could make the pastry soggy during cooking. See below on this subject.
20 min.
4 Tomato tart : Photo of step #4Lay the best tomato slices around the bottom of the pastry case, as regularly as possible.

Use a metallic spatula or a fork to place the slices, it's easier than with fingers.
10 min.
5 Tomato tart : Photo of step #5Finish by filling the centre of the tart with the tomato offcuts. 3 min.
6 Tomato tart : Photo of step #6Add a dash of olive oil (with herbs if possible). 1 min.
7 Tomato tart : Photo of step #7If you have them, scatter some chopped herbs on the top, then put on a low shelf in the oven in the oven for approximately 30/40 minutes. 1 min.
8 Tomato tart : Photo of step #8The tart is cooked when the bottom of the pastry is cooked, i.e golden brown.

Best eaten warm.
35 min.
9 Tomato tart : Photo of step #9Possible alternative:

For a stronger tomato flavour, you can, after adding the mustard and before the tomatoes, add a layer of pizza sauce.


The tomatoes depending on of their origin and ripeness could give off a lot of juice, which can be a bit annoying as it makes the pastry soggy. To try to reduce this there are several methods:
  • Do not salt before cooking, because it's the salt which brings out the juice. Instead salt salt just after bringing out of the oven.
  • Drain off as most of the juice partway through cooking, but it's a slightly delicate operation. For this Francoise uses a large plastic ex-medical syringe.
  • Salt the the tomatoes and leave the juice to drain off before using (see above).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
128118 gr103 gr89 gr
64 %7 %10 %13 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1442 gr12 gr10 gr
7 %1 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 tomato tart : 3.23 €

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Source: A good cookery magazine found at Françoise and Robert's place.
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