Puff Pastry Tomato Tarts

Impressive tart that's tangy, juicy, and fresh with a flaky, buttery, crispy crust. Great way to use in-season tomatoes and so very quick-and-easy to make.

Puff Pastry Tomato Tarts
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 tomato tarts

Ingredients

  • ½ (17.3 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • 15 multi-colored cherry tomatoes, halved, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (5.2 ounce) package garlic and herb cheese spread (such as Boursin®), softened

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 5 large basil leaves, thinly sliced

Directions

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

  2. Unfold pastry sheet on a lightly-floured work surface. Gently roll out the dough with a rolling pin to a flat 10x10-inch square. Cut into 4 equal squares for the tarts. Using a sharp knife, score a line about 1/2 inch from all edges to create a border on each tart. Be careful to not cut all the way through. Use a fork to generously prick the center of the tarts all over.

  3. Set tarts onto the baking sheet, and bake for 13 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine tomato halves, olive oil, parsley, crushed garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl; stir until tomatoes are well coated. Set aside.

  5. Remove prebaked tarts from the oven. If the centers have puffed up, use the bottom of a glass to press down only the centers of the tart. Cut garlic-herb cheese into 4 equal wedges, and spread onto the middle of each tart, leaving the edges clear. Arrange tomatoes cut side up on top of the cheese in a single layer, and brush the tart borders with beaten egg.

  6. Return tarts to the oven and bake until tart borders are golden brown, and the tomatoes are lightly roasted, 12 to 14 minutes. Sprinkle with basil. If desired, season again with salt and pepper.

  7. Best served warm, although serving at room temperature is fine.

Cook's Notes:

I used Pepperidge Farm® puff pastry and Boursin® basil and chive cheese.

Assemble the tarts as quickly as possible, as you don't want the puff pastry getting too warm. Pre-baking the puff pastry will help eliminate a soggy crust. If you'd like smaller appetizer portions, just roll out the dough into a large rectangle, and cut into smaller pieces after baking.

Feel free to use sliced tomatoes from your garden or a combo of grape and sliced tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
36g Fat
26g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 321mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 7g
Potassium 163mg 3%

* 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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