Herbed Tomato Tart

posted by mamaSue 06-12-99 1:52 PM

Herbed Tomato Tarts

1 sheet (about 1/2 pound) frozen puff pastry, thawed
2 1/2 tsp. anchovy paste, or to taste
1 cup coarsely grated mozzarella (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 1/2 pounds vine-ripened tomatoes (8 small to medium), sliced thin
1 small red onion, halved lengthwise and sliced thin
2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves
2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves

Preheat oven 425 degrees.

On a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin roll out pastry into a rectangle roughly 17 by 15 inches and trim edges to form a 16 by 14-inch rectangle. Halve pastry lengthwise. Forming two 16 by 7 inch rectangles. Brush edges with water and fold in edges to form a 1/2 -inch wide border on each rectangle. With tines of a fork press border to seal. Transfer rectangles to a large baking sheet.

Divide anchovy paste between rectangles and spread in a very thin, even layer. Sprinkle each tart evenly with 1/2 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Arrange tomato slices in one layer on cheese. Scatter onion slices and herbs over tomatoes and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste.

Bake tarts in upper third of over 12 to 15 minutes, or until crust is golden. Serve tarts warm or at room temperature. Makes 2 tarts.

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