Tomato Basil Tartlets

Recipe by Scoutie
READY IN: 35mins




  • Special equipment: a 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter
  • Place an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the pastry on a lightly floured work surface, with a light dusting on the top of the pastry as well.
  • Using a 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 16 rounds of pastry. Using the tines of a fork, prick the pastry rounds all over.
  • Place the pastry rounds on the prepared baking sheet. Lay a piece of parchment paper on top of the pastry rounds. Place another baking sheet directly on top of the parchment paper to keep the pastry even while baking.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden.
  • Remove the top baking sheet and the top piece of parchment paper. Let cool slightly.
  • Spread 1 teaspoon of tapenade on each pastry round.
  • Place about 1 tablespoon of cheese on top.
  • Arrange 2 pieces of tomato on the cheese.
  • Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until the cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chopped basil on top.
  • Transfer the tartlets to a platter and garnish with a pinch of salt.