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
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.
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
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.
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
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.
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
Sit a second, slightly smaller tin on top to prevent the pastry rising too much during baking.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
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
Leave to cool, then use a brush to coat the bottom of the pastry case with mustard.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
Scatter a little thyme (fresh if possible) on top.

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

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
Brush the top of the tart with olive oil.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
Scatter a little more thyme over.

Stage 11 - 15 min.
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
Bake for about 15 minutes.

Stage 12 - 3 min.
Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart
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.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,950 Kcal or 8,164 Kj163 gr989 gr1,026 gr
97 %63 %93 %156 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
142 Kcal or 595 Kj12 gr72 gr75 gr
7 %5 %7 %11 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,950 Kcal or 8,164 Kj163 gr989 gr1,026 gr
97 %63 %93 %156 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Sulfites, Mustard
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 tart : 7.18 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Cherry tomatoesCherry tomatoes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Cherry tomato and two cabbage salad, Bruschetta and mozzarella, Spaghetti with tomatoes and pesto, Pasta with cherry tomatoes, olives and feta cheese, Cherry tomato and green bean salad, ... 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: Verbena flan, Shallot confit tart, Apple semelles (flat apple tarts), Thin spinach and potato tart, Pissaladière with puff pastry, ... All
PestoPesto: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Italian toast, Tomato feuilleté with pesto, Pasta with pesto and preserved tomatoes, Loaf for "les filles'", Fried egg in bread, ... All
Herb olive oilHerb olive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Vegetable tartare, Little vegetable omelettes, Oven-roasted Sprouts, Fine multi-tomato tart, Salmon rillettes, ... All
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