Italian Tomato Ricotta and Basil Tart

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!


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


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


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
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1395Calories from Fat 759

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 86 g132.7%

Saturated Fat 52.79 g264%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 364.5 mg

Sodium 1492 mg62.17%

Total Carbohydrates 99 g33%

Dietary Fiber 7.4 g30%

Sugars 18.2 g

Protein 61 g122.1%

Vitamin A 103.3% Vitamin C 52.9%

Calcium 75.4% Iron 27.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet