Rustic Tomato Cheese Tart Recipe
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Rustic Tomato Cheese Tart Recipe

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My fresh tomato tart is perfect when you want a taste of summer any time of year. The crust stays nice and crisp and the toppings are bursting with garden-fresh flavor! —Moji Dabney, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 7 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 7 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
  • 4 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 134 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with oil and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon goat cheese. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Repeat layers, brushing oil all the way to edges.
  2. Sprinkle onion over top to within 1 in. of edges; sprinkle with fontina cheese. Arrange tomato slices in a slightly overlapping pattern over fontina cheese. Sprinkle with chives, basil, salt and pepper. Bring up edges of tart over filling.
  3. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Rustic Tomato Cheese Tart in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p9

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"I made this for a summer luncheon using garden tomatoes. Besides tasting great, it is beautiful. Everyone loved it. I was gobbled up!"

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"Made it for my women's club lunchen , they loved it..........and so did I!"

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"I added 1 clove of garlic-minced, used big boy tomatoes- sliced, mozzarella cheese & cream cheese. Absolutely yummy. My favorite new recipe."

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"This is an excellent recipe - I LOVE it! You can add meat or any other kind of veggies on this, too, to make it your own. Thank you!"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Easy and delicious"

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