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Basil Tomato Tart

I received this tomato tart recipe from a good friend of mine. It is a great way to us up fresh tomatoes from the garden. It reminds me a lot of pizza.—Connie Stumpf, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • Pastry for a single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 5 to 6 fresh plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Roll pastry to fit a 9-in. tart pan or pie plate; place in pan. Do not prick. Line pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil.
  • Bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; bake 8 minutes more. Remove from the oven. Reduce heat to 375°. Sprinkle 1/2 cup mozzarella over the hot crust.
  • Cut each tomato into eight wedges; remove seeds. Arrange over cheese.
  • In a food processor, process the basil and garlic until coarsely chopped; sprinkle over tomatoes.
  • Combine mayonnaise, Parmesan, pepper and the remaining mozzarella; spoon over basil. Bake, uncovered, until the cheese is browned and bubbly, 20-25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 345 calories, 27g fat (12g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 413mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Summy
    Oct 20, 2020

    The first time I made this , I made it exactly according to the recipe, and it was delicious. But, today I made it and substituted grape tomatoes because that's what I had on hand. I sliced them in half, and just scattered them over the cheese. I did not seed them. Well, the sweetness of the grape tomatoes took this over the top, and everything was so moist and delicious. My friend and I both had two slices, and I could easily have eaten the rest of the tart, but am saving it for future meals.

  • Candace
    Jul 12, 2019

    Made this for years. Love it! Nice with ?? meat.

  • Elise123
    Sep 19, 2014


  • RAB77CAB
    Feb 5, 2012

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  • Henningjr
    Nov 23, 2010

    Though I started making this as a joke for my pie loving, tomato hating family ("tomato pie??") it has become a favorite, highly requested dish! I also thinly slice the tomatoes, as the other commenter stated. And substitute half the mayo with sour cream instead. (Gives a little different texture.)

  • anna1752
    Sep 3, 2010

    This recipe is awesome and really simple to make. I have made it several times for family and work gatherings and I always have to sneak a piece for me because it disappears so quickly. A couple of things I did differently was to slice the tomatoes instead of cutting them into wedges. That way every slice has tomatoes in it. I also use extra garlic because i love it and I don't use the food processor. It's easier and doesn't really make a difference as far as I'm concerned and from the way it disappears it doesn't matter to anyone else either!

  • tjensen
    Aug 26, 2009

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