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Italian Tomato Ricotta And Basil Tart

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Tomato Basil Tart is a savory tart for brunch or a light lunch entrée. A good way to use your garden tomatoes. The Tomato Basil Tart is wonderfully filled and flavoured with tomatoes, fresh ricotta, fresh mozzarella and chopped fresh basil. Try out these amazing tarts and enjoy!
Ingredients
For 1 pie shell
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Cold butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut up (2 Sticks)
  Cold water 5 Tablespoon
  Roma tomatoes 8 , sliced thin
  Fresh ricotta cheese 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Grated cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh mozzarella 1⁄2 Pound, diced
  Chopped fresh basil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
Directions

Method for tart dough:
1) Begin by making tart dough. In a bowl place the flour salt,sugar and butter. Mix with a pastry cutter or hands, until it resembles
Cornmeal.
2) Gradually add in the 5 Tbls of cold water. Gather the dough into a flat disk and place in the refrigerator to harden slightly.
3) On a lightly floured surface,roll out the dough large enough to fit into a 12’’ removable tart pan.
4) Prick the dough with a fork and place foil over the dough and blind bake until the crust is golden. About 15 to 20 minutes.
While dough is baking prepare the filling.
Method for filling:
5) In a bowl place the ricotta,eggs,grated cheese,salt and pepper and
mix well. Add fresh basil and mozzarrella and taste for seasoning.
Method for assembling tart:
6) Lay tomato slices concentrically in the bottom of the baked
tart shell.
7) Spread the filling over the tomato slices. Then place the remaining tomato slices in concentric circles on top of the filling. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and cracked black pepper.
8) Place the tart into a 350 degree oven and bake for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. (The middlle should puff up slightly). Cool slightly before cutting.
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Tart
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Tomato, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4
There are some ingredient combinations that create magic, like tomato, ricotta and basil. This savory, quiche like tart makes the perfect summer brunch or a light lunch entrée and it a great way to use the abundance or summer garden tomatoes. Wonderfully filled with plum Roma tomatoes, fresh ricotta and mozzarella and eggs and flavored with chopped sweet basil, this tart looks, smells and taste like summer!

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