Basil Tomato Tart

Basil Tomato Tart

Basil Tomato Tart

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


I received this recipe from a good friend of mine.  It is a great was to use up fresh tomatoes from the garden.  It reminds me a lot of pizza.

            Connie Stumpf                                                  North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Basil Tomato Tart Recipe

Basil Tomato Tart

Pastry for a single-crust pie (9 inch)

1 ½ cups (6 oz.) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

5-6 fresh plum tomatoes

1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves

4 garlic cloves

½ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/8 tsp. pepper

Roll pastry to fit a 9 inch tart pan or pie plate; place in pan.  Do not prick.  Line pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil.

Bake at 450 F. for 5 minutes.  Remove foil; bake 8 minutes more.  Remove from the oven.  Reduce heat on 375 F.  Sprinkle ½ cup mozzarella over the hot crust.

Cut each into eight (8) wedges; remove seeds.  Arrange over cheese.

In a food processor, process the basil and garlic until coarsely chopped; sprinkle over tomatoes.

Combine mayonnaise, Parmesan, pepper and the remaining mozzarella; spoon over basil.  Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is browned and bubbly.           8 servings

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