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Savory Tomato Goat Cheese Tart

Savory Tomato Goat Cheese Tart

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We had an early tomato appearance in our kitchen.  I normally wait until May or June before buying the first of many tomatoes;  but, they looked so pretty at the grocery store that I could not refuse.  I love heirloom tomatoes not only because of their amazing sugary sweet taste or their juicy texture;  also, because they are not perfect.  I love the different shapes, sizes, bumps, lumps and many colors.  As soon as I saw these odd shaped yellow and red ones I knew they were coming home with me, to be baked into a Savory Tomato Goat Cheese Tart.

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I had help making this tart.  No, not Lenny;  that would have warranted a video to entertain you.  I had E & M of MEM.  I mentioned to them that I was going to make a tart out of tomatoes and their interest was definitely peaked.  The girls have really taken on a huge interest in food and cooking, especially Ella.  I have to say I admire her many questions and the desire to learn.  She was there every step of the way, from lining the tart pan, to mixing the filling, to layering the tomatoes and then on to photographing even before sampling.  She helped with setting up the tart on different plates until we got it just right as well she waited with anticipation after every click of the camera – wanting to see the picture, to make sure they were okay.  Maggie, was not far behind, trailing after her big sister and wanting to do just as she was doing.  Now we know we have some foodies in training;  but, maybe there is a career of photography lurking also!  It was definitely fun to have help making this tart, especially 20 little fingers and two big smiles!

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The base of this tart is a slightly peppery and flaky crust.  We made a goat cheese based custard filling for the base of the tart and then layered slices of the beautiful heirloom tomatoes over the top.  Tomatoes and goat cheese are not complete without a drizzle of good olive oil and a sprinkling of Maldon salt and fresh thyme from the garden.   Serve this with a mixed green salad lightly dressed in white balsamic and olive oil, as well as a nice of Rose!  Perfect!  The girls even loved the taste of the tart!

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How do you like to use your Heirloom Tomatoes?

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Yield: 6 servings

Savory Tomato Goat Cheese Tart

Savory Tomato Goat Cheese Tart

A light and flakey pepper tart dough is the base for the creamy goat cheese and heirloom tomato tart. Makes the perfect light dinner when served with a green salad.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 2 cups AP flour
  • a pinch kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup ice cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 1/8 cup half and half
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • sprinkle Maldon salt
  • drizzle olive oil


    Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a food processor, give a whirl.
    Add the butter and process until crumbly. Slowly add the cold water through the feeding tube until the dough
    comes together. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
    Heat the oven to 425.
    Roll the dough out and line a buttered tart pan. Prick the bottom of the tart dough
    with a fork.
    Bake the tart dough for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit.
    Combine the goat cheese, half and half and egg, and mix until combined. Add the thyme and a pinch of
    kosher salt, stir until mixed.
    Pour onto the prebaked tart dough.
    Layer tomato slices over the top.
    Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with Maldon salt.
    Bake for about 20 - 30 minutes, until the cheese mixture is set and the tomatoes slightly golden.


If you cannot find heirloom tomatoes use your favorite summer variety tomatoes.

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Wednesday 12th of January 2011

Yum- I could eat the whole thing! You take great photographs too!

Daniel@ The Food Addicts

Thursday 6th of May 2010

All I can is amazing!


Thursday 29th of April 2010

So beautiful! I can't wait 'till heirloom tomatoes are in season here to make something similar. Yum!


Tuesday 27th of April 2010

Your two little helpers are so cute!

I've never had heirloom tomatoes, but this makes me want to try them for sure. It's gorgeous!

my boyfriend cooks for me

Tuesday 27th of April 2010

This looks so beautiful!

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