Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart


Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
A tomato tart is a real taste of summer: this one uses cherry tomatoes, finished with a drizzle of pesto after cooking.

Cherry tomatoes are an ideal way to add a variety of colours for a tart that looks just as good as it tastes.
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Last modified on: August 23th 2020

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Stage 1 - 3 min.
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart : Photo of step #1
Rinse and dry 250 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée).

Use different varieties of cherry tomato if possible to make the tart really colourful.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Cut the tomatoes in half, sprinkle with fine salt and turn cut-side downwards on a wire rack.

This will allow some of the juice to drain out, which would otherwise make the pastry soggy during cooking. It also concentrates the flavour.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).

Roll out 250 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) and line a 10-inch (26 cm) tart tin or mould. If the pastry comes with its own sheet of cooking parchment, leave this underneath in the bottom of the tin.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Sit a second, slightly smaller tin on top to prevent the pastry rising too much during baking.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
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Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, just to pre-cook.

This will help to keep the pastry crisp after the final cooking with the tomatoes.

Leave the oven on.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart : Photo of step #6
Leave to cool, then use a brush to coat the bottom of the pastry case with mustard.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Scatter a little thyme (fresh if possible) on top.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Arrange the tomatoes in the pastry case, cut side upwards and tightly packed, alternating colours if possible.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Brush the top of the tart with olive oil.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Scatter a little more thyme over.

Stage 11 - 15 min.
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart : Photo of step #11
Bake for about 15 minutes.

Stage 12 - 3 min.
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Leave to cool slightly before removing from the tin, then add a drizzle of pesto (use a forcing bag if possible to make this easier). Your tart is now ready to serve.
Remarks
It is important to only add the pesto after cooking so that it keeps both its colour and flavour better.

You can use herbes de provence instead of the thyme, but do be careful not to use to much, or this could overpower the flavour of the tomatoes.

If you don't have herb olive oil, use plain.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
452 Kcal or 1,892 Kj27 gr129 gr111 gr
23 %11 %12 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
33 Kcal or 138 Kj2 gr9 gr8 gr
2 %1 %1 %1 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
452 Kcal or 1,892 Kj27 gr129 gr111 gr
23 %11 %12 %17 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 tart : 7.18 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Cherry tomatoesCherry tomatoes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Firied fillet of sea bream with polenta, ... All
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Epiphany galette, Mini lemon millefeuilles, Saint Honoré cake, Ham "friand" pie, Thin summer tart "à la grecque", ... All
PestoPesto: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tomato feuilleté with pesto, Loaf for "les filles'", Genoese croque-monsieur, Olive and pesto bread, Italian toast, ... All
Herb olive oilHerb olive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fine multi-tomato tart, Potatoes with smoked salmon, Little vegetable omelettes, Salmon rillettes, Italian toast, ... All
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