How to Make a Tomato Tart

by Victoria Abel

A quick and easy Pillsbury recipe

Supplies

  • 7 Roma tomatoes
  • ⅓ Cups Ritz Crackers
  • ⅓ Cups Mayonnaise
  • ¾ Cups Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ Teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 Frozen pie crust -Pillsbury
  • ⅓ Cups cream cheese (if desired)
  • 6 Strips of bacon
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    (Ingredients are listed on tab for shopping list)

    Step 2

    1/3 cup crushed Ritz crackers

    Step 3

    1/3 cup mayonnaise

    Step 4

    3/4 cup Parmesan cheese

    Step 5

    1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp ground pepper

    Step 6

    About 8 to 10 basil leaves

    Step 7

    Sliced into strips to equal 1/4 cup

    Step 8

    About 7 tomatoes, cored and sliced. The recipe calls for Roma tomatoes which are firmer and less juicy but I wanted to use our sweet Farmer's Market selection.

    Step 9

    Set out the pie crust until room temperature. This is a store brand crust. I wasn't able to find the Pillsbury brand. (sorry Pillsbury)

    Step 10

    You can cook in the pie pan provided or put it in a prettier 9" oven proof pie plate. The recipe calls for a square tart pan with a removable bottom but I didn't have one.

    Step 11

    Poke holes in the crust

    Step 12

    Heat to 350 and bake crust for 14 minutes

    Step 13

    In the mean time fry the bacon and drain

    Step 14

    Crust will be slightly golden when removed

    Step 15

    I add my own touch because I like it to be extra savory (dinner and desert all in one!)

    Step 16

    Using about 1/3 of the cube put a dollop of cream cheese on each slice

    Step 17

    Sprinkle in only half of the 1/3 cup crushed crackers (saving the other half for the top)

    Step 18

    In small bowl mix together the 1/3 cup mayonnaise and the 3/4 cup parmesan cheese

    Step 19

    Add in only half the mayonnaise - parmesan cheese mixture by spoon size drops (saving the other half for the top)

    Step 20

    Layer in the tomatoes

    Step 21

    Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper

    Step 22

    Crumble in the bacon and the basil. Top with spoonfuls of the remaining half of the mayo - parmesan cheese mixture.

    Step 23

    Sprinkle the remaining crackers on top and garnish with a few extra basil leaves.

    Step 24

    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes on center rack

    Step 25

    And here is your tart. Well, actually it is a pie because I didn't have the right pan :)

    Step 26

    Slice and serve...lifting out with a spatula. With the firmer Roma tomatoes and the right pan the slices will hold together better looking more like a tart. But this was just as tasty!

    Step 27

    I hope you will enjoy this savory treat :)

    Step 28

    For a healthier version use light mayo and crackers with half the fat and omit the cream-cheese. Thanks to all of you who are following me! Feel free to check out my other guides :)