Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tomato, Spinach and Gruyere Puff-Pastry Tart

I'm trying to use up more of the wonderful farm fresh tomatoes 
that were given to me by a friend.  
So, inspired by recipes I found here and here
I created my own version of a tomato and cheese puff-pastry tart.

 Unfold a thawed piece of puff pastry onto a baking sheet.  
Lightly score the edge, about 1/2 inch in from the edge. 
Prick the center of the puff pastry with a fork.  Set aside.

Seed and rough chop 2-3 tomatoes.
Rough chop several spinach leaves.
Rough chop fresh basil, rosemary, and oregano leaves.
Mix tomatoes, spinach and herbs in a bowl with a splash of olive oil, 
a tiny bit of minced onion and cracked black pepper.  Set aside.

Shred Gruyere or Mozzarella cheese. 
(I used both: Gruy for the bottom layer and a bit of Mozz for the top.)

Sprinkle a big handful of the cheese onto the center of the puff pastry.
Next, spoon on the tomato-spinach-herb mix.
Top with a bit more cheese. 

Put in a 400 oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden on the edges. 
Cut into 4 pieces and serve.
Oh my goodness!
Your taste buds and tummy will be very happy.

Notes about this recipe:
Switch out any of the veggies, cheese or herbs for your favorites.  
Gruyere is really creamy and wonderful though, so I hope you try it.
Even after removing the tomato seeds, the center of the crust did get a bit soggy.
It tasted good anyway.


  1. I like a soggy crust! Lovely recipe - all look delicious
    Bet wishes

  2. oh my goodness, this looks yummy! x

  3. I would love to try this but my redneck husband wouldn't! We just had a bologna, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. Yours in the previous post.

  4. Looks like a great dinner! Very nice that someone shared their tomatoes-enjoy:@)

  5. Thank you, Gayle, for posting the recipe here because I was going to ask for it. :-) Now I'm going to pin this to my pinterest board so that we can enjoy this delicious looking piece YUM!

  6. Thanks for the photos and recipe! Looks soooo good!

  7. Oh yummy, that looks and sound absolutely delicious.
    Anne xx

  8. Your last two posts have just the kinds of things that I love to eat in the summer! Our neighbors keep us supplied with fresh tomatoes, so I like to find different ways to use them. And it must have lots of fresh basil in it too. Yum!

  9. Can I come and join you? That looks so good-I love the idea of using puff pastry. I'm going to be trying this one for sure.

  10. You are so good. I am trying to do anything not to turn the oven on. Smiles...Renee

  11. Oh, this looks so tasty and just perfect for a summer dinner! Thanks for sharing!! ;) xo Heather

  12. Oh my, does that look and sound DELICIOUS!

  13. This sounds perfectly yummy and a good way to use up some tomatoes. Thanks for the recipe!!

  14. Ooh it looks so tasty, must give this a try. I've never used gruyere cheese before so will put that on my shopping list. Thanks for sharing.
    Patricia x

  15. Yummy!!! I will have to try this one.

  16. found you through a comment you made on My little home and garden.. This recipe looks wonderful.. Your newest follower.

  17. Now this is exactly the sort of meal I enjoy preparing; a good dose of vegetables and PASTRY and MELTED CHEESE. Healthy, a little naughty and very nice indeed. I'll make sure to try out your recipe before long.


  18. Absolutely YUMMY!! It's just a gorgeous alternative to traditional pizza.

  19. Oh that looks so yummy Gayle......must remember this recipe for when the weather warms up.
    A dark, damp morning here, I love these sort of days......

    Enjoy your weekend,

    Claire :}

  20. Yum, that looks so good! I love puff pastry.


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