Roasted Tomato & Basil Tart
Recipe type: Lunch
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Yields: 8 servings
Perfect for a brunch meal.
  • 1.5 cups of flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • ½ cup of cold butter, cut up
  • 8 plum tomatoes, cut into ½ inch think slices
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 package of spreadable cheese, garlic & herb
  • 1 cup of fresh basil, chopped
  1. In a large bowl mix flour & salt and cut in shortening and butter until it the mixture forms coarse crumbs.
  2. Sprinkle 4 tbsp of ice water in and mix lightly with a fork until dough is moist enough to hold together.
  3. Shape into large ball, wrap with saran wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll dough out into a 14-inch round and ease in tart pan.
  5. Cut off over hang if you desire or keep.
  6. Place in refrigerator.
  7. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  8. Grease a jelly roll pan and place tomatoes on it.
  9. Sprinkle with salt & pepper and bake for 30-minutes.
  10. Remove and let cool and turn oven down to 375 degrees F.
  11. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, cheese, and ½ tsp of salt.
  12. Stir in basil, leaving 1 tbsp out for topping.
  13. Pour egg mixture into tart shell and arrange tomatoes on top.
  14. Sprinkle with remaining basil and bake for 45-minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean.
  15. Let cool on wire rack.
  16. Serve hot or at room temperature.
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