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Fresh Tomato and Basil Tart
4.27 from 15 votes

Fresh Tomato and Basil Tart

Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword fresh tomato tart, fresh tomatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 354 kcal


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ cup pesto sauce
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • Salt pepper and extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment or lightly grease. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 14 x 11-inch rectangle. Trim edges to even. Cut ½-inch

  2. Strip from each side of pastry, forming 13 x 10-inch rectangle; reserve strips. Transfer pasty to baking sheet. Brush edges with some of beaten egg. Place strips on edges of tart, creating a border. Press gently to adhere. Brush entire rectangle and edges with remaining egg. Pierce bottom of pastry several times with fork. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and gently lift pastry to a cooling rack until completely cooled. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.

For the basil cream cheese filling

  1. In a small mixing bowl beat cream cheese. Add pesto and milk and mix well. Spread cream cheese mixture carefully over bottom of pastry. Arrange tomato slices, overlapping decoratively on top of cream cheese mixture. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until tart has set up and there are no visible juices. If not, the pastry will become soggy. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with basil. Can be served hot or at room temperature. Serves 6
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Tomato and Basil Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 274mg11%
Potassium 213mg6%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1065IU21%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.