Caprese Savory Tart


Roasted Tomatoes:

10 tomatoes, sliced 1 cm thick

2 tablespoons olive oil




1 sheet frozen and defrosted puff pastry

2 cups (16oz/ 454g) (2 balls) buffalo mozzarella, sliced 1 cm thick

1/4 cup (2 ½ oz/71g) fresh pesto

1 egg, beaten for egg wash

Fresh basil, for garnish (optional)


One serving provides approximately:  Calories/Serving: 241, 7g Protein, 11g Carbohydrates, 17g Fat (4g Saturated),116mg Sodium

**Recipe provided to the Wheat Foods Council by Gemma Stafford, Bigger Bolder Baking

caprese tart


Roasted Tomatoes:

Preheat your oven to 425°F ( 220°C). Place the sliced tomatoes on a large baking tray, then drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Roast for 30 minutes until the tomatoes are soft and caramelized around the edges.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool while preparing the tart’s crust.

Tart Crust:

Turn the oven down to 400°F (200°C) then butter and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the puff pastry sheet on the lined tray.

Using a small thin knife score the edges of the pastry, creating a 1/2 inch border around all 4 edges of the tart. This will create the crust of the tart when baking.

Blind bake the crust for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned and slightly puffed.

To Assemble The Tart:

Remove the blind baked tart from the oven. Spread the pesto all across the base of the tart. Layer on the roasted tomatoes and mozzarella slices. Once the whole tart has been topped brush the outer edged of the tart with egg wash.

Place the topped tart back in the oven and allow to bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden and crisp and the cheese has melted.

Allow to cool slightly then garnish with fresh basil. Cut into 12 squares and serve. Cover and store the tart in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, toast in the oven or warm in the microwave.

Servings: 12