Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Easiest French Tomato Tart

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The Tart Queen is back!
Just in time for Bastille Day!

It's been 3 weeks since I've made a quiche or tart, so I was due.

This is the best way to use up your summer tomatoes.
I make a lot of tomato tarts, however, this wins hands down for being the easiest.

There are only 5 ingredients (not including your pie crust ingredients).
That said, let's get to work.



Easiest Summer Tomato Tart:

1 recipe for pate brisee (I won't tell anyone if you use a ready made pie crust)
5 tomatoes, any variety is fine, sliced thin (I used plum tomatoes, because I didn't have any NJ tomatoes yet)
2 tbsp of Dijon mustard
1 cup of Gruyere cheese, grated
basil chiffonade for garnish

Preheat oven to 375F.

Roll out your pie crust and fit it into a fluted tart pan or pie dish.

You probably should prebake your pie shell for 10 minutes before proceeding, but mine always buckle and shrink, so I skip that part.
Bad girl.

Spread your mustard on the bottom of the pie crust and top with grated cheese.

Next, place your tomatoes in an overlapping design making a concentric circle over the cheese.





Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper and bake at 375F for 40 minutes until tomatoes look wrinkled.



Sprinkle tart w/ thinly sliced basil leaves and serve.
Delicious with an arugula salad.



30 comments:

Julia said...

"the best way to use up summer tomatoes." That would assume that I have ripe ones...

This looks delicious! Can't wait until I have ripe tomatoes to try this.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Another beautiful tart from the tart queen. Can't wait till my tomatoes ripen. In the meantime, you've given me an idea for a zucchini tart!

doggybloggy said...

I need too many summer tomatoes - but sadly I rarely like them cooked - this tart does look good, though.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Always interested in an easy tart! This looks fantastic - that first batch of tomatoes is going to this!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Our neighbor has been sharing tomatoes with us this year. We let the no-rain and horrible heat fry our plants. He's retired so he's had plenty of time to dote on his garden. Thank goodness he loves us and has been keeping us stocked in fresh tomatoes.

Your tart is beautiful. It looks delicious. Can't wait for Glenn to share another batch of tomatoes with us.

Ramona

kat said...

Such a gorgeous tart! Can't wait to try it when the tomatoes are ripe.

Proud Italian Cook said...

That's a thing of beauty Stace, you little tart girl!

~Dana said...

Oh my, my mouth is watering! Yummy, yummy!

Kristin said...

Sounds amazing! Our tomatoes have just started getting ripe so I'm saving this recipe for when we have an overflow.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

You make everything look so easy, Stacey! I found a block of gruyere cheese and pondered what to make with this-- if only my tomatoes would hurry up and ripen...any day now. This looks simple but very mouth watering.

carmencooks said...

ooh this looks wonderful for my pile of tomatoes!

The Food Hunter said...

This looks delicious and so easy.

Dana said...

I'm not really a cheese person, but I make exceptions for Gruyere. The tart looks awesome!

Patsyk said...

Oh my goodness that looks delicious! I've got 3-4 tomatoes hanging around, maybe I'll attempt a tart with them!

LaDue & Crew said...

Ooooh, I want this for breakfast! You and your tarts crack me up, lol...

Pam said...

Delicious and beautiful!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Is the Tart Queen the opposite of the Sweet Queen. :-D

My two little tomato plants on my balcony are showing the first little green orbs of actual tomatoes. I'm so excited. I am probably gathering more great tomato recipes like this one to use when they are actually mature than I will probably have tomatoes to use them in!

Culinary Cory said...

I just love all of your recipes. They are really inspiring. I've been trying to think of something to do differently with tomatoes ever since I bought a few at my farmers market. This tart is perfect.

Juliana said...

Wow, great tomato tart...will definitely try it. Great pictures as well.

Elra said...

Simply delicious. It's my favorite savory tart to have in summer.

noble pig said...

Your tarts are always so gorgeous!

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Kendra said...

Wow...this looks amazing and I look forward to giving it a try!
Thanks for all your fabulous recipes!
Kendra

Linda said...

This looks yummy!! love the Gruyere and tomatoes!! dont need much more than that in life!!! and no onions !!!! YEAH! perfect for me. When our bumper crop of yummy Jersey Tomatoes ripens we are making this!!
Love ya

Lori Lynn said...

That is summer perfection!
LL

Colleen said...

I LOVE tomato tarts - this looks beautiful!

Divina Pe said...

This tomato tart caught my eye. You're right, it's the easiest tomato tart even though I haven't tried it.

Anonymous said...

I've been making this tart for years and it's fantastic! (I clipped my recipe from the San Francisco Chronicle 10 years ago.) Everyone who tastes the tart asks for the recipe. Very simple to make and so delicious.

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Anonymous said...

Just made this for a luncheon....we were fighting over the last bits of it! It is scrumptious!