Heirloom Tomato Tart
Heirloom Tomato Tart is delicious, and also a beautiful work of art! It's perfect to serve as an appetizer at parties, or at summer gatherings as a vegetarian entree.
Debi | Quiche My Grits
buttery cracker crumbs
(can use skim)
4 to 6
(different sizes, sliced 1/4 inch thick)
baby heirloom tomatoes
fresh mint leaves and basil for decorating
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grind crackers and pretzels in a blender or food processor and place in a large bowl.
Add parmesan cheese, dried basil and melted butter.
Mix well and spread into a 12" X 17" sheet pan on parchment paper.
Press crumbs into sides and bottom of pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Take crust out of oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.
Beat cream cheese until fluffy with a mixer.
Add goat cheese and blend well.
Stir in ricotta, pesto, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic salt, and green onions.
Add beaten egg and blend entire contents with mixer for 1 minute on medium speed.
Spread filling into cooled crust. Add in large dollops and spread out to the edges with a butter knife or back of spoon.
Bake tart at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until set.
Cool tart for 10 minutes.
Slice tomatoes in 1/4 inch slices and place on cutting board.
Working from the middle out, arrange tomatoes in a pattern similar to photos.
Decorate tart with fresh mint and basil leaves if desired.
Sprinkle entire tart with a dusting of dried parsley.
Cut tart into squares for an entree, or rectangles for appetizers.
Drizzle with Greek Dressing (if desired) before serving.
Cut tart into 12 squares for an entree, or 24 small rectangles for appetizers.
Leave a 1 to 2 inch border of crust all around the tart.
To make spreading the filling easier, add it in large dollops in several spots on the crust and spread to the edge with a butter knife or the back of a spoon.
Store in the refrigerator until time to serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Puff pastry can be substituted for the crust if desired. Be sure to pre bake pastry before adding filling.
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