Puff Pastry Tomato Tart

A delicious and easy tomato tart! Use puff pastry to make this delicious appetizer. Perfect for a farmer's market visit!

Don’t judge a tart by its name. The name “tart” sounds all sweet and pretty and dainty. This is not. This puff pastry tomato tart is absolutely the most rough and tumble “tart” you’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. And because of how fast and simple it is to make it has the grand distinction of being a “lazy” recipe.

Are you looking for more recipes to use your fresh tomatoes in? Try my blistered cherry tomato bruschetta or easy Marinated Tomato Salad (great for garden produce!) …great recipes!

Go Tomato Tart!

This recipe calls for fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella. (If you don’t have fresh basil it will still taste good! Dried will work fine.). The puff pastry makes it flaky and adds a little bit of sweetness, and a lot bit of ease.

This recipe is perfect for the almost summer months, or later in the summer. It’s fresh, warm, and easy enough that you can whip it up last minute and spend most of your day outside.

Fair warning: the puff pastry is flaky, light, and oh so delectable. But it’s also flaky, light, and oh so crumbly. Make sure you eat it on a plate.

A delicious and easy tomato tart! Use puff pastry to make this delicious appetizer. Perfect for a farmer's market visit!

Tomato Tart

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  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, gouda, or feta
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • fresh basil
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  • Slice tomatoes fairly thin and place on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt. Let sit for over 30-45 minutes
  • Place puff pastry sheet on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush puff pastry with beaten egg.
  • Cover puff pastry with parmesan cheese.
  • Poke with a fork all over.
  • Place puff pastry in 425 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool a bit.
  • Meanwhile, use a paper towel to dab off the liquid on the top of the tomatoes. Place tomatoes on top of cooled pastry.
  • Cover with mozzarella cheese.
  • Mix olive oil and garlic together. Brush on top of cheese.
  • Bake the tart for 10-15 more minutes.
  • After removing from oven sprinkle with fresh basil.

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6 thoughts on “Puff Pastry Tomato Tart”

  1. Yes please!! And what an awesome thing to do with a friend. Makes me want to grab a friend and go berry picking ;)

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is perfect for what I’m about to do…tomato picking! I often go berry picking with my best friend of 50 years, but this will be the first time I join her for tomato picking. We love tomatoes and love even more finding new recipes to try and share. This one I’m sharing!

  3. Hey Sharlyn, as long as your description doesn’t include the full recipe, that’d be great!

  4. Hi Nellie – This looks tasty! I write for ParentMap.com and would love to include this idea in a roundup article of Farmer’s Market Recipes. We would describe the recipe in our own words, and link back/credit your site and use one image. Would you be OK with this?

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