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Herbed Ricotta and Burst Cherry Tomato Tart - Close-up shot of tart looking straight on

Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Herbed Ricotta

4.58 from 68 votes
Carol | From A Chef's Kitchen
Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Herbed Ricotta is a lovely, elegant way to enjoy the late summer bounty of fresh herbs and cherry tomatoes!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Quiches and Tarts
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 538 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry from a 17.3-ounce package, thawed
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes approximately 3 cups
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup good-quality ricotta cheese preferably whole milk
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil thinly sliced plus 4-5 large leaves cut chiffonade
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • Good quality balsamic vinegar for drizzling

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Unfold puff pastry onto a large piece of parchment paper. Roll the pastry out another ½-inch to 1-inch. (Correct to a square as needed).
  • Using a straight edge, score the pastry approximately ½-inch to 1-inch from the edge, being careful to not cut all the way through. Brush the crust with the beaten egg.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.
  • Place cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and black pepper, to taste. Roast for 12-15 minutes or until beginning to soften and burst.
  • Meanwhile, combine ricotta cheese, scallions, parsley, basil and lemon zest. Carefully spread over the baked crust.
  • Top with the cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with the thinly sliced (chiffonade) basil.
  • Drizzle with good quality balsamic vinegar and cut into 4 pieces. Serve immediately.

Notes

Use GOOD QUALITY Italian ricotta cheese, not store brand.
If the pastry puffs up too much (resembling a pillow), gently push it back down as it cools. The ricotta will cover any flaws.

Nutrition

Serving: 1quarter | Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1074IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 3mg

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you're using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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