Puff Pastry Tomato Tarts


 Puff Pastry Tomato Tarts
These! Are they not gorgeous? I think they kind of scream summer in their own not-so-subtle way. They are certainly eye-catching on a platter together.

There is something about puff pastry. It has this way of making everything so darn cute, elegant and fancy all at the same time. If you have never used it, please give it a try. It’s so easy to make something beautiful with it. No skills necessary.

I saw this container of colored tomatoes at Costco and had to get them. This was definitely the perfect dish to show off the diversity of their colors. However, using all red tomatoes will be as equally striking. You decide which to use.

Remember, tomatoes are one of the top food sources for daily doses of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, potassium and fiber. So eat up!!

Puff Pastry Tomato Tarts strips
Making the little puff pastry boxes are a cinch. All you need is a ruler and a knife.

Puff Pastry Tomato Tarts squares
Egg wash is brushed on the sides and corners to give the puff pastry a nice sheen.

Print Recipe

Puff Pastry Tomato Tarts

Recipe from: Inspiration from Cuisine at Home | Serves: 4 tarts

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry (17.3 oz. box)
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 Tablespoon water
  • 3 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh basil, more for garnish
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh chives, more for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 20 small tomatoes any color, grape or cherry

Directions

  • Thaw puff pastry overnight in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Using a ruler, cut one of the puff pastry sheets into 4 even squares and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. With the other sheet, cut into 8 strips, each 3/4" wide (you will have leftover puff pastry). Cut the 8 strips in half crosswise to make 16 strips.
  • Place four strips around the edge of each square, overlapping the corners. Lightly brush the edges and corners with egg wash, bake until puffy, about 22 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, use a fork to gently mash together goat cheese, basil, chives, garlic and milk. Stir until creamy. When puff pastry is done, remove from oven. The middles will be puffy, push them down gently with a fork and divide cheese mixture among the four tarts, spreading evenly with a spatula. Top with tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for another 5 minutes and garnish with basil and chives. Serve immediately.

Puff Pastry Tomato Tarts perfect appetizer or side dish
Filled with goat cheese and herbs, there couldn’t be a better appetizer. However, these make a great side dish too.

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23 Comments and 10 Replies

  1. These look perfect!

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  2. Darby K 2

    These are stunning. Now I want my tomato plants to put it in high gear!

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  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, these!!!

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  4. These look fabulous. Love all the fresh ingredients, and the photos are gorgeous!

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  5. This looks so good!! My girls love goat cheese and tomatoes as much as I do! I am heading to the store this am for the ingredients to make these today!!

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  6. Kate 9

    These are perfect! I need an appetizer that is simple yet elegant and uses fresh ingredients. I I do believe that I have found it! Thank you.

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  7. Oh my goodness, these are so incredibly pretty! And i’m sure they taste as good as they look, or maybe even better!

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  8. I must make these!
    First I must find people who will eat them so that I don’t eat them all by myself!

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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  9. Gurl, these look frikkin amazing. They immediately popped out to me on my feeds this morning. Gorgeous!!!

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  10. These are gorgeous, and I love your technique of building up the edges of the pastry, that’s a brilliant way to wedge in as many beautiful tomatoes as possible into each tart!

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  11. Susan 18

    So pretty! Good job on the colors!

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  12. these are absolutely beautiful and look so delicious!!!

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  13. NancyC 20

    Those tomato tarts look wonderful and I bet they taste great!

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  14. Lise Thomsen 21

    These look fabulous and I am going to try them

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  15. katie 22

    These tarts look amazing!!! I love the little puff pastry boxes you made! Perfect for summer entertaining!

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  16. Terry 23

    I bought that same pack of Costco tomatoes – LOL! Made the tarts today – not only gorgeous but so easy and tasty! Thank you!

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  17. Rebecca 24

    I can’t wait till the tomatoes come in in my garden. This will be top on my list. It is beautiful!

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  18. PG 25

    Adorable! These are quite similar to another puff pastry dish I made — expect I prefer the multi-colour tomatoes you’ve got.

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  19. michelle 27

    must try this

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  20. Louise 28

    They look a bit large do you think I can make 6 with one package of puff pastries?

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  21. Elizabeth 30

    I have made these…fabo. I skip the measuring for the dough, and use pizza cutter and eyeball it. edgings hanging off the end are the BEST anyways. mixed the veggies with pesto 1st and added some cheese too 😉

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  22. e 31

    made this…yummy…but dont stress the measure and cutting the dough perfectly . just use a pizza cutter…the over laps turn out awesome with wee crunchy bits on the edges

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  23. Sara 32

    My daughter is allergic to eggs… It’s so hard to find savory recipes suitable for brunch. These would be perfect, save for the egg wash…. Thoughts on replacing the egg wash with an alternative that would still help glue everything together properly? And also prevent the pastry from burning on the edges? I’d love to hear feedback on this. Thanks!!!!

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