Here is a recipe you are going to love…and it is super easy…remember I like easy….
I have to say that this 4th of July I must have been possessed by a cook… for I had the urge to bake…yes, I made goodies to bring to my sister’s BBQ…
I came across this recipe and decided to make it. Now mind you, I never made this tart before. Most normal cooks never make a new recipe and serve it to guests, but not me.
I took a chance and it worked…everyone loved the three tomato tart.
You have to try this easy dish…and if your guest like ricotta they will love this tart.
Pastry for Single-Crust Pie (recipe follows
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 egg whites
1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon snipped fresh lemon thyme or thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
2 large tomatoes, sliced
5 yellow or red cherry tomatoes, slice
2 red cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil
2 teaspoons snipped fresh lemon thyme or thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
Prepare Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Transfer to a 10-inch tart pan; ease pastry into pan. Trim pastry even with rim of pan. Do not prick pastry. Line pastry shell with a double thickness of foil. Bake pastry in a 450 degree F oven for 5 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes more or until pastry is set and dry. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Sprinkle tart shell with Parmesan cheese
Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl beat egg whites slightly. Stir in ricotta cheese
, garlic, and the 1 tablespoon thyme; spread over pastry.
Overlap large tomato slices in a circle around edge. Arrange yellow cherry tomato slices in a circle within the tomato ring. Fill center with red cherry tomato slices. Stir together olive oil or cooking oil and the 2 teaspoons thyme
. Brush tomatoes with oil mixture.
Bake tart in a 325 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through and nearly set. Serve warm or at room temperature. Refrigerate any leftover tart. Makes 10 to 12 appetizer servings.
*pastry for single-crust pie
In a large mixing bowl stir together 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/3 cup shortening until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon cold water at a time, until all the dough is moistened (4 to 5 tablespoons cold water total). Form dough into a ball.
* I bought a ready pie crust so much easier…