Tuesdays with Dorie: Tomato tart from Baking with Dorie

Tomato tart from Baking with Dorie

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe  is Tomato Tart from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking with Dorie – and hey, it wouldn’t be summer without some form (many) of a tomato tart – a pastry base (shortcrust, pie dough or puff pastry), mustard and thickly sliced heirloom (heritage) tomatoes. Simple to make and just screams summer!

I figured I’d make this tart while I was in France given the number of beautiful tomatoes available there in summer and the simplicity of the recipe. But it was SO hot, I was only turning on the oven when absolutely necessary so I saved this recipe for my first weekend home in Toronto, perfect for a post-pétanque light supper!

Beautiful tomatoes abound in Toronto right now too and it’s slightly cooler than it is in France so I didn’t mind turning on the oven. This recipe comes together pretty quickly – you make the pastry, roll it out and chill it, then place it in the tart pan II love my rectangular tart pan (<affiliate link, not exactly mine because I got mine in France but similar and so useful!) for these types of tarts!), blind-bake (partially bake) the crust then get ready to add the filling.

The filling is simple: thickly-sliced tomatoes layered on some mustard (a mix of grainy and Dijon and thankfully there is not as much of a mustard shortage here in Canada as there is in France – honestly would have had a hard time making this there because of that!), a little bit of honey, some herbs and some cheese.

It bakes up beautifully though I had to drain a lot of liquid from my pastry shell (from the tomatoes) mid-baking with the corner of a paper towel – so I wonder if it might be worthwhile draining the tomatoes somewhat before baking? It’s perfect warm or room-temperature and even heats up ok the next day!

The taste and colours of summer in one beautiful pastry shell!

Get the recipe for Tomato Tart on p 322  of Baking with Dorie.

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8 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Tomato tart from Baking with Dorie”

  1. You overcame a lot to get this one done haha! Good job! Curious if you salted the tomatoes as suggested since I am doing this one next.

  2. i was suspicious that there wasn’t going to be enough cheese, but this one was so good. also i need to get a smaller rectangular pan- yours looks so nice in that format! at the start of the recipe, she does mention salting the tomatoes on paper towel-lined plates, and that did the trick for me taking care of excess liquid.


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