Tuesday, September 29, 2009

tomato tart

Not a great year for tomatoes..., normally I am scratching my head wondering what to do with a million tomatoes all ripe at the same time.

This year I just had a few cherry, grape and plum tomatoes with a couple heirloom that survived the blight, chipmunks, deer and slugs. I wanted to use them in a way that would showcase their amazing flavor and delightful colors.

Also a nice vehicle for some of your fresh herbs.

I whipped up this wonderful tart for a wine tasting dinner party at my Uncle's house.
It was delicious, I think the Parmesan crust really makes it. I can brag about it because it is not my recipe. It came from my new favorite cookbook

Hmmmm...thinking about other fillings for this..., like pesto, chicken and mushroom to make it a real meal along with a vinegary salad.

Easy and impressive, this is a wonderful recipe to keep in your repertoire!


Purple Flowers said...

It looks delicious! I can imagine all those juicy tomatoes bursting with flavor when heated. I make something similar but with fruit (apples now) and call it a crostata. Easy peasy and delicious!

Willoughby said...

That looks delicious! I wish I had been able to harvest a few tomatoes, but the weather, the squirrels and the rabbits got to them before I did.

I hope you're going to participate in my cocktail party! I'd love to showcase your blog!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Looks wonderful Abby. I love tomato tart ! I just bought all the things to make a spinach, mushroom,potato and Jarlsberg tart.

Was going to make it tonight...got sidelined...saw Frank from Rao's making meatballs on the Today show...am making that instead...

Just fell off my vegetarian wagon...