Sunday, October 2, 2011

Heirloom Tomato-Ricotta Tart

 A couple weeks ago, Eric and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary! It's amazing how fast time flies! We decided to visit one of our favorite places - Concord, MA. So we packed up a picnic lunch and ate by the historic North Bridge overlooking the Concord River. We then grabbed lattes and took a stroll down the main streets browsing through the little shops.

 On the way home we stopped at Verrill Farm. I always stop here when I'm in the area! They have the largest selection of heirloom tomatoes I've ever seen. They are absolutely gorgeous! I usually take them home and make a simple bruschetta, but this time I decided to try something different. 

This tomato tart came out fabulous! I was so excited about it! 

Heirloom Tomato-Ricotta Tart
recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.
makes 9 squares/slices
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed 
a variety of heirloom tomatoes, sliced thick ( I used 1 green zebra, 1 black prince, and 2 smaller red zebras)
1 clove garlic, grated
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
1 teaspoon Italian Seasonings
olive oil
sea salt
balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry to about 14 x 10 inches, so it fits into a 13 x 9.5 inch sheet pan (or similar) and its able to come up on the sides.

Line pan in foil and butter. Roll out the puff pastry and poke holes in the bottom only with a fork. Brush lightly with olive oil.

In a small bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, goat cheese, grated garlic, salt, pepper, and seasonings. Spread evenly over puffed pastry. 

Arrange sliced tomatoes over cheese layer. Drizzle with olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle a little Italian Seasonings over tomatoes and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Let cool before transferring the tart and cutting slices. I didn't have any fresh basil, but if I did I would have sprinkled some on! 


Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Hi Sabrina! this looks delicious - wonderful flavors and I love the puff pastry - so quick and easy and produces a special result. Lovely recipe!

Sue/the view from great island said...

I've been seeing a lot of amazing recipes made with puff pastry all of a sudden. I have actually never used it, and I'm so excited to give it a try. After a few weeks of fall foods, I'm starting to get a craving for this kind of a light dish. Your photos are great.

Chelsea said...

This is so beautiful. And those tomatoes... I'm very jealous! I love this simple tart.

Kate@Diethood said...

WOW! Delicious! And the presentation is just gorgeous.

Ellie said...

I still have tomatoes growing!! This sounds and looks wonderful :)

Shutterbug said...

I love that the recipe is so easy to make! :D

RavieNomNoms said...

This is SO gorgeous!! I love the heirloom. They add such an amazing amount of color to a dish

Happy When Not Hungry said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary! My hubby and I just celebrated our 2nd a couple of weeks ago. This tomato tart looks amazing!

Lindselicious said...

Gorgeous pics Sabrina!! I love hierloom tomatoes- this sounds like a yummy quick and easy dish.

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said...

I'm drooling. I want this now! I can't find heirloom tomatoes at my local grocery store, but I bet regular ones would be just as good!

Val said...

I make a version of this but yours looks way better. YUM

FoodSnots said...

This looks so amazing! Yum!!


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