Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Easy Tomato Tarts Recipe

At our latest Blue Valentine's Party
I served heart shaped 'pizzas' for lunch
and it was a hit with the ladies, so I'm sharing
the recipe here with all of you!

Easy Tomato Tarts
Makes 4 tarts
Prep time: Approx. 7 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

13 ounces ready-rolled puff pastry
4 tablespoons sun-dried tomato paste or olive tapenade
20 cherry tomatoes, each one sliced into 3 wedges
1 ball of mozzarella cheese or 4 handfuls of grated Parmesan cheese
1 handful of fresh basil leaves (I used and prefer oregano)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Sprinkle flour on a clean work surface. Roll out the puff pastry on the work surface and cut into 6 evenly sized squares or rectangles.  Grease a baking tray and put the pastry squares onto the tray.  Spread a little sun-dried tomato paste or olive tapenade over the pastry, but try to leave the very edges bare.  Arrange the sliced tomatoes over the tomato paste and try to place them in a layer rather than piling them up.  Tear the mozzarella cheese into little pieces and put some on top of the tomatoes.  Place the tray in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden and puffed and the mozzarella is melted.  When out of the oven, sprinkle with fresh basil or oregano leaves.

Enjoy! And share your pictures with me!

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