Tomato and Onion Tart


 A perfect summer appetizer with fresh tomatoes and basil!  Enjoy!!

 

3 ripe firm tomatoes, very thinly sliced (8 to 10 ounces)

1 (17 ounce) package frozen puff pastry

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Parmesan cheese

1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

1 tablespoon fresh basil

½ teaspoon coarsely ground garlic

1 small sweet onion, very thinly sliced and separated into rings

¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

 Place the tomato slices between paper towels.  Let stand for 20 minutes to remove any excess moisture.  Thaw the puff pastry sheets at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Unfold 1 sheet of dough and place on an ungreased heavy baking sheet or baking stone; flatten the dough slightly.  Place the second sheet of dough over the first rotating a half turns so the 2 sheets are offset; flatten dough slightly.

 Layer the mozzarella cheese, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, oregano, basil and garlic over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border.  Arrange the tomato slices in slightly overlapping concentric circles over the cheeses.  Scatter the onion rings over the tomatoes; sprinkle with ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. Fold the edge of the dough carefully, forming a rim around the tart.   Bake for 25-35 minutes.   Cut with a sharp knife or pizza cutter into wedges.

Serve immediately.

 Yield: 8-10 servings

 

Side Note: I had the Puff Pastry Shells and decided to use them instead.  I chopped up the Cheeses, tomatoes and onion.  After pre-baking the shells I filled them with the Cheese, Tomato and Onions, put the top back on and baked for about 2-3 minutes long.  Doing the shells made my serving size smaller but the presentation was WOW!

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About LindaVuichBurt

I have a passion for setting the stage when entertaining but also in decorating my home. As a professional stager and an Independent Willow House Design Consultant, I help others create warm and invitng homes! I enjoy creating a warm and welcoming home enviroment not only for my family but for all who enter, by delighting and exciting the senses of guests, all the while making them feel welcomed and comfortable. It is so fulfilling when I can help my friends do the same. Whether you realize, that when you serve your family breakfast, you are entertaining them with food and by setting the table, to the dishes you use to serve, you are entertaining! We all entertain to one degree or another. From the beauty of the dishes you choose, to a table cover or place mats, that is a form of not only entertaining but decorating. I hope through my blog you will be able to take away fun ideas that you can incorporate into your life style. I hope you come back often, share this with your friends and share your successes with the ideas you find in my blog. Enjoy! Linda Your Independent Willow House Design Consultant and Professional Stager!
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