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Author Notes: An alternative to pizza, this tart allows you to enjoy the freshness of the seasonal heirloom tomatoes at the Farmers Markets. —Kat Suletzki
Makes 1 tart
- 1/2 packet frosen puff pastry (1 sheet), thawed
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 large heirloom tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup shredded)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
- Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the puff pastry in the center of the baking sheet and brush all over with the egg. Form a crust by folding over the edges about a 1/2 inch, then brush the edges with egg. Use a paring knife to cut the folded edges and corners. Sprinkle evenly with the Parmesan cheese, then poke the dough all over with a fork, making sure to go the whole way through the dough, otherwise it will puff up. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
- Meanwhile, place the tomato slices on a triple layer of paper towels. Sprinkle with the salt and let sit for 30 minutes. When ready, sprinkle most of the shredded mozzarella evenly over the bottom of the crust. Press any excess moisture out of the tomatoes with paper towels, then layer the tomato slices evenly over the mozzarella. Whisk the olive oil and garlic together and drizzle evenly over the tomatoes. Sprinkle remaining little bit of the mozzarella on top. Bake until the crust is deep golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
- Let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with basil. Slide the tart onto a cutting board, slice into pieces and serve.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Fresh Tomato Showstopper