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Fresh Tomato Basil Tart

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + standing

Makes

6-8 servings

This tart is the perfect way to celebrate the bounty of your garden! It's a wonderful meatless dish that highlights fresh summer ingredients. Try it as an appetizer or main dish. You can top the finished dish with additional basil for a pretty presentation. —Bill Gordon, Lexington, Kentucky
Fresh Tomato Basil Tart Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flours; cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Transfer pastry to pan; trim even with edge. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, thinly slice the tomatoes; place on paper towels to drain.
  3. Sprinkle 2 cups cheese into the crust; top with basil. Set three tomato slices aside; arrange remaining slices in a slightly overlapping pattern around edge of tart. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle remaining cheese in center of tart; top with reserved tomato slices.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crust is crispy and cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 283 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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