Author Notes: Beautiful, savoury Tomato Tarte Tatin. Great for feeding a crowd and vegetarian! Video available here: http://www.rookiecook.org/2015/11/16/tomato-tarte-tatin/ —Rookie Cook
grams puff pastry
grams small tomatoes, mix of colours and types
grams goats cheese, crumbled
- Melt the butter in a pan and add the onions, finely sliced, and a pinch of sugar.
- Fry for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are caramelised and soft.
- Add 2 tbsp of water to deglaze and stir until reduced and thickened and set aside.
- In an oven-proof pan add the sugar and water and cook until melted and amber in colour.
- Do not stir the pan but shake it gently to dissolve.
- Add the vinegar and gently shake the pan to incorporate the vinegar into the caramel.
- Add the olives and turn off the heat.
- Add the tomatoes spreading them evenly in a single layer.
- Spread the caramelised onions over the layer of tomatoes.
- Roll out the pastry so it is 3 mm or one eighth of an inch thick and place over the onions, tucking the edges into the sides so that when it is inverted it will be concave-shaped.
- With a knife, make a few small holes in the pastry to allow steam to escape during baking.
- Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes then allow to cool for 5 minutes before inverting it quickly but carefully onto a serving dish.
- Scatter crumbled goats cheese and basil leaves onto the top and serve.