This roasted tomato and mozzarella puff pastry tart makes for elegant comfort food

26 Jan, 2023 | Recipes

Juliet Sear @julietsear

Serves 4 – 6

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  • 375ml pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 150g  mozzarella cheese sliced and torn into rough pieces
  • 250g ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • Some fresh basil
  • 1 egg
  • Black pepper


1. Heat oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6.

2. Half or quarter the tomatoes, place in a roasting tin and drizzle with olive oil and add seasoning.

3. Roast for approx. 25 mins until softened and beginning to caramelise, set aside.

4. Unroll the pastry onto a flat baking sheet and, using a sharp knife, score a rectangle inside the sheet, giving a boarder of approx 3gm width around.

5. Fork the pastry all over the inside of the marked edge.

6. Spread over a couple of tablespoons of fresh pesto, then arrange the cheese and tomatoes over the centre of the tart.

7. Season to taste and drizzle with a little olive oil.

8. Brush around the boarder with a little beaten egg.

9. Bake for 20-25 mins until pastry is crisp and risen, tomatoes are soft and the cheese is golden.

10. Serve warm with a green salad.

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