Tomato and Mozzarella Tart

Recipe by SweetSueAl
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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Brush egg along one edge of one sheet of puff pastry. Overlap with second sheet of dough by 1 inch and press to seal pieces together.
  • With rolling pin, smooth out seam. Dough should measure about 18 by 9 inches. Use pizza wheel or knife to trim edges straight.
  • With pizza wheel or knife, cut 1-inch strip from long side of dough. Cut another 1-inch strip from same side.
  • Cut 1-inch strip from short side of dough. Cut another 1-inch strip from same side. Transfer pieces of dough to parchment-lined baking sheet and brush with egg.
  • Gently press long strips of dough onto each long edge of dough and brush with egg. Gently press short strips of dough onto each short edge and brush with egg.
  • With pizza wheel or knife, trim excess dough from corners.
  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan evenly over shell; using fork, uniformly and thoroughly poke holes in shell.
  • Bake 13 to 15 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees; continue to bake until golden brown and crisp, 13 to 15 minutes longer.
  • Transfer to wire rack; increase oven temperature to 425 degrees.
  • While shell bakes, place tomato slices in single layer on double layer paper towels and sprinkle evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt; let stand 30 minutes.
  • Place second double layer paper towels on top of tomatoes and press firmly to dry tomatoes.
  • Combine garlic, olive oil, and pinch each salt and pepper in small bowl; set aside.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella evenly over warm (or cool, if made ahead) baked shell. Shingle tomato slices widthwise on top of cheese (about 4 slices per row); brush tomatoes with garlic oil. Bake until shell is deep golden brown and cheese is melted, 15 to 17 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack 5 minutes, sprinkle with basil, slide onto cutting board or serving platter, cut into pieces, and serve.
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