Sunday, July 14, 2013

summer tart...

photo: Tina Rupp

CHERRY TOMATO TART with BASIL from the fine folks at


1 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
Salt (a pinch will be used)
7 tablespoon(s) cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 cup(s) cold heavy cream
2 pint(s) cherry or grape tomatoes
2 tablespoon(s) shredded basil leaves


1. Butter a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. In a food processor, pulse the flour with a pinch of salt and the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the cream and pulse until the dough nearly comes together. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead a few times. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

2. Preheat the oven to 325°. Roll out the dough to a 14-inch round. Press the round into the tart pan; trim off any excess. Mound the tomatoes in the shell. Bake for about 1 hour and 40 minutes, until the dough is evenly browned. Let cool. Season with salt, garnish with the basil and serve.

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