Saturday, September 6, 2014

Simple Tomato Tart

I know I have shared this before but it is so good it deserves re-posting every tomato season.


Only six ingredients!  The recipe calls for "basic pastry dough" which means a store-bought pie crust at my house!

Pie crust
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
3 to 4 ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


Spread the cheese in bottom of unbaked pie crust.  Sprinkle with the basil.  Arrange the tomato slices evenly over the cheese.  Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.  Drizzle with the olive oil.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.  Slice into wedges and serve hot, garnished with additional basil.

This is taken from Southern Settings
Published by Decatur General Foundation
( with just a few alterations)

This recipe alone is reason enough to grow a pot of basil each spring.

It is so much better with homegrown tomatoes.

Try it tonight!