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Fresh Tomato Tart Recipe

Fresh Tomato Tart Recipe

One way we like to welcome the sunny season is with a beloved Southern classic: a fresh tomato tart, full of layered juicy tomatoes fresh from the market {or, our home gardens} and seasoned with a simple mix of spices. A delicious mix of tangy tomatoes, fragrant herbs, creamy cheese, and flaky pastry, a tomato tart is a celebration of summer's bounty.


Why We Love Fresh Tomato Tarts 

In Tallahassee, where we live, there are at least 3 farmer’s markets a week, and one of our favorite items to pick up is fresh, juicy, locally grown tomatoes. There's no better way to savor the season's freshest picks! Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe will transport you to the sunny fields of the South with each savory bite.  

This timeless recipe is just perfect for leisurely picnics, gatherings on the patio, or simply for savoring a taste of the season in the comfort of your own home.  



A Few Key Ingredients for Fresh Tomato Tarts 

  • Tomatoes – For smaller slices, try roma or Campari tomatoes, or for bigger ones, try beefsteak or heirloom.  
  • Seasoned Salt – A few dashes of this herb and spice mix takes the tart to the next level. 
  • Pre-made pie crust pastry dough – Using a pre-made pie crust dough makes this recipe quick and easy, but if you’re feeling up to it, a homemade one works perfectly as well. 

    Tips for Preparing Fresh Tomato Tarts 

    Follow these tips to make preparing your Fresh Tomato Tart easy as pie {or tart}.  

    • Choose medium-ripe tomatoes that are slightly firm to the touch. 
    • Wash your tomatoes before slicing them, and pat dry. 
    • Sharpen your knife before slicing the tomato so you can achieve even, clean slices. 

    Fresh Tomato Tart Recipe


    Serves 6, Yields 1 Tart 


    • 1 8-inch or 9-inch pie pastry dough, unbaked 
    • 3 large ripe tomatoes 
    • Seasoned Salt 
    • Freshly ground pepper 
    • 1 tablespoon Chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basic 
    • ½ cup mayonnaise 
    • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 
    • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 
    • ¼ cup cracker crumbs 


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
    2. Line a 10-inch tart pan with pie pastry. 
    3. Prick crust and bake according to pie pastry package directions. Cool. 
    4. Slice tomatoes and place in layers in tart pan. 
    5. Sprinkle with seasoned salt, pepper, and basil. 
    6. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder. 
    7. Spread mixture over tomatoes. 
    8. Sprinkle cracker crumbs over the top. 
    9. Bake tart for 15 minutes or until top is golden brown. 
    10. Enjoy! 

    Recipe Courtesy of: Thymes Remembered' by the Tallahassee Junior League 



    Watch How To Make a Fresh Tomato Tart



    Substitutions & Extras for Fresh Tomato Tarts 

    These additions to your Fresh Tomato Tart can add just a little something special to the recipe: 

    • Garnish the tart with fresh basil 
    • Consider drizzling balsamic vinegar glaze on top for an extra kick 
    • Offer ground rock salt to sprinkle atop the tart 
    • Sprinkle pecorino romano cheese or parmesan cheese on top of the warm tart  

    Prepare It In 

    Depending on how many people you’re feeding, you may decide to use an 8-inch or 9-inch pie crust. Whichever you choose, you can select one of our 8-inch or 9-inch pie dishes so you can transfer your tart from oven to table in style. We offer these pie dishes and sizes: 

    8-inch pie dishes: 

      9-inch pie dishes:  

          Placing this dish on a cake stand, like our neutral Signature White Ruffle 14in Cake Stand or our vibrant Iris Blue Drop Large Ruffle Cake Stand  {or for smaller pies, the Signature White 11in Cake Stand or Iris Blue Burst Small Ruffle Cake Stand} with an accompanying Large Ring Handle Glass Dome or Small Glass Dome can instantly elevate the presentation.  

          Serve It Up

          To serve, we recommend bringing out your favorite salad plates for this dessert-size dish, such as our Signature White Rimmed Salad Plates or our Fundamental Wood Ruffle Salad Plates – the choice is yours! Don’t forget to set out some napkins and flatware, including knives and forks. 

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