Roasted Heirloom Tomato Tart
Buttery, flaky puff pastry topped with whipped feta, heirloom tomatoes, red onions, and jalapenos. I could eat the whipped feta with a spoon and you probably will too. And don’t forget about the everything bagel seasoning crust – this bad boy is super easy to assemble and is super impressive for a party, or the perfect summer dinner with a few glasses of white wine.
Inspired by this recipe, which is a favorite of mine and equally (probably more) fantastic.
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 4 oz whipped cream cheese
- 2 oz crumbled feta
- 1 tbsp whole milk
- Fine sea salt
- Freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 egg, whisked
- 3-4 small heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/4″ thick
- 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
- Olive oil
- 1-2 tbsp everything bagel seasoning
- Take the puff pastry out of the freezer and let thaw at room temperature per package directions (typically 40 minutes).
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and set the baking rack in the middle of the oven.
- While the puff pastry is thawing, make the whipped feta. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment, add the cream cheese, feta, and milk. Pulse until everything is evenly combined into a smooth texture. Season to taste with a pinch of sea salt and several turns of freshly cracked black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use. *If you don’t have a food processor, you can whisk everything together with a bit of elbow grease.
- Once the puff pastry is thawed, roll out the puff pastry into an approximately 9×11 inch rectangle on a sheet of parchment paper. Trim any uneven edges. Create a border on the tart by gently tracing a 1/2 inch border on the outside of the puff pastry (slice halfway through the puff pastry, being careful not to cut through the entire puff pastry). Use a fork to prick the inside of pastry dough all over (excluding the border).
- Use a pastry brush to gently brush the egg over the entire puff pastry.
- Working within the border, spread the whipped feta on top of the pastry. Next, layer the tomatoes, red onions, and jalapenos on top of the tart, allowing them to overlap slightly.
- Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle the everything bagel seasoning around the edge of the tart.
- Transfer the tart and the parchment paper to a baking sheet and bake, rotating halfway through, until the puff pastry is browned and puffed, approximately 25 minutes.
- Serve warm or at room temperature (preferably with a bottle of wine or bubbles).