Tomato Basil Tart!

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After eating a copious amount of beige foods on Thanksgiving, you’re probably needing something with color.  By color, I mean something healthy, like vegetables. If you’re anything like me though, you probably want warm and hearty foods because it’s Christmas time. So, I bring you the tomato tart! It is delicious and warm and contains fresh healthy ingredients! Enjoy!

For the crust you will need:

1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1/3 cups ground almonds

1 tablespoon sugar

11 tablespoons salted butter at room temperature

1 egg yolk

For the filling:

4 oz cream cheese

¼ cup pesto sauce

2 tablespoons milk

3 medium tomatoes

3 cloves of garlic minced

¼ cup fresh basil, chopped

Salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oilImage
To a large bowl add flour.
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Add ground almonds.
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Add sugar and mix dry ingredients together. I originally used 1/3 cup, it was WAYYY to sweet for this recipe so I reduced it to 1 tablespoon!  Image
Add butter and begin to work butter into the ingredients with your hands. Image
Add 1 egg yolk and continue working with your hands. Image
Work together until you can form a smooth ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove from the fridge and let sit in room temp for 10 minutes. Image
Now mold dough to fit a 9’13 tart pan. I DIDNT TAKE PICTURES OF THIS STEP, BUT, In a blender add cream cheese and pesto and milk, mix well. Spread this mixture on the bottom of the tart. Image
Add sliced tomatoes.
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Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle kosher salt and grind some fresh pepper! Image
Add 1 teaspoon of chili flakes if your like me and love spice! Image
Grate some fresh parmesan over the top!Image
Cut your garlic finer than this, I left mine a little to large, but to each their own! Preheat oven to 350˚ bake for 20 minutes. Image
Add the basil and continue baking for till crust is golden brown and basil is cooked. Let cool for a while then serve!
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4 thoughts on “Tomato Basil Tart!

  1. Ha ha, you are right about “beige foods.” Nothing beige about this gorgeous tomato tart. I would love to make this if I can motivate to make the time to roll up my sleeves. Bookmarking it though FOR SURE!

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