This Herbed Tomato Tart is so special. This recipe is literally one of my most beloved recipes for brunch and sharing by far, of all time. Lovely, DELICIOUS, can be made a day in advance, and just IMPRESSIVE. This recipe is perfect.
Isn’t this what food is about? When you have a dish that you just love? I mean, loooove. You get happy just thinking about it? You make it on special occasions because IT is special and because of its very special nature, it makes your occasion, your day …even more special? This simple tart is, for me, that kind of food…
…It makes my soul sing.
I first made this for Easter a couple years ago. Given the myriad of other dishes I was making that day, I decided to cook a tart precisely because I knew it would be easy to assemble leaving me free to focus on more complicated matters … like deviled eggs. Since then, I’ve made it many times, and I’ve even used yellow tomatoes too. This tart is easy to make. Surprisingly so. Not a lot of ingredients, and they are a few of my favorite things: ripe tomatoes, flaky pie crust, two kinds of mustard, and my very favorite cheese.
It just doesn’t get any better than this folks. Except adding a glass of pinot ..then, yeah, it gets even better.
Herbed Tomato Tart
- 1 Perfect Pie Crust recipe
- 2-3 medium tomatoes thinly sliced
- 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 3 large eggs
- 6 Tbsp milk
- 1 Tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ⅛ tsp fresh cracked pepper
- 1 ½ cup Vermont white cheddar
- 3 Tbsp mixed fresh herbs such as parsley, oregano, thyme, basil and chives
- Heat oven to 400°F.
- Roll out the pie dough large enough to fit a standard (9-9 1/2 inch) tart pan with a removable bottom; press firmly into bottom and up sides of pan, trimming along the top edge as needed.
- With the back of a small spoon, spread the country-style Dijon mustard evenly across the bottom of the tart shell. Layer tomato slices, overlapping, over the Dijon-coated tart shell. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the tomato slices.
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, whole-grain mustard, salt, and pepper. Pour over the tomatoes and cheese. Sprinkle the herbs evenly over the top.
- Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes or until the top of the tart is puffed and lightly golden. Let the tart sit for 5-10 minutes before cutting.
Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.