Caprese Puff Pastry Tart


I love caprese salad, but was looking for something a bit more filling for dinner. I pulled some puff pastry out of the freezer and decided to make a savory tart. Roasting the tomatoes first keeps sogginess to a minimum. Garnish with fresh basil leaves if you have them.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 tart


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • 3 tablespoons basil pesto

  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine cherry tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper in a bowl; toss until well combined. Spread cherry tomatoes evenly on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven until skins start to wrinkle and insides are soft, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool.

  4. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll puff pastry sheet on top. Make shallow cuts 1 inch from the edges to create a border, being careful not to cut all the way through. Prick the inner rectangle all over with a fork.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until puffed up slightly, about 10 minutes.

  6. Spread pesto over the center. Cover with 1/2 of the tomatoes. Scatter mozzarella cheese on top. Distribute remaining tomatoes over the cheese.

  7. Bake until pastry is golden and cheese is melted, 5 to 10 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

I cut the tart into large pieces for dinner, but you can easily cut it into small squares for an appetizer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

631 Calories
47g Fat
33g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 631
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 61%
Saturated Fat 16g 82%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 367mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 418mg 32%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 239mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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