Heirloom Cherry Tomato Tart
Did you know the seeds from heirloom tomatoes are passed down from one season to the next, some as many as ten generations? Like any heirloom plant or vegetable, heirloom tomatoes are “open pollinated” by birds, insects or the wind, with no genetic modification or human intervention. Unlike hybrid plants, they don’t look the exact same or ripe uniformly. The distinct aromas, concentrated flavors & juiciness make them a farmer’s market favorite. Summer officially just started so we are celebrating with an easy to make heirloom cherry tomato tart. Serves 6-8 people.
½ (15-oz) package refrigerated pie crust (we were short on time)
2 tablespoons Villa Graziella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1½ lbs heirloom cherry tomatoes
5 oz fresh mascarpone, room temperature
5 oz fresh goat cheese, room temperature
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2 tsp minced fresh thyme
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6 Tbsp Italian breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Unroll dough. Fit dough into a 9-inch fluted removable-bottom tart pan.
Prick bottom with a fork, place a 13-inch-piece of parchment paper over dough; fill with pie weights or dried beans.
Bake 20 minutes, remove parchment & pie weights.
Bake 5-7 minutes or until bottom is golden, cool completely on wire rack, lower oven temperature to 350°F.
As crust is baking, in a medium bowl, combine goat cheese, mascarpone, 3 ounces Parmesan cheese, thyme, salt & pepper.
Spread in bottom of cooled tart crust, arrange tomatoes over filling in a single, layer, sprinkle remaining Parmesan.
Bake 35-40 minutes, wrap edges of tart with foil if needed.
Combine breadcrumbs & olive oil, sprinkle over tart. Bake 20 minutes or until tomatoes begin to burst.
Cool completely on a wire rack, drizzle with olive oil. Slice, serve & enjoy with Villa Graziella Organic wine.
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