Sweet & Spicy Tomato Tart
I love appetizers. They make the perfect ‘meal’ when you have two or three made up together, or are perfect for something light if you’re not in the mood for a full meal. This past summer my girlfriend Suzie and I took a morning trip out to Garlic Fest in a small town about 20 minutes from my house. We got to taste amazing garlic (yes there are many flavours), and really it was a perfect day to enjoy the beautiful sunshine! While we were perusing the stalls and taking in all of the garlic in its full glory, I stumbled upon a jar of Garlic Scape Jalapeño Jelly. #Amazing It really was the inspiration of todays dish, Sweet & Spicy Tomato Tart.
This simple appetizer is perfect for a quick snack for company or to share over a glass (or two) of wine and great conversation. It’s light so you won’t feel stuffed if you’re going to serve dinner after, but trust me, the layers on this really pack a punch!
- 2-3 roma tomatoes, sliced
- 1 cup of ripped and loosely packed, fresh basil
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 roll of puff pastry
- 1/4 cup herb goat cheese
- 1/4 cup garlic scape jalapeño pepper jelly (or the flavour of your choice)
- salt & pepper
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Roll out your puff pastry to fit your parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Brush with oil, making sure to leave space about an inch or two from all four edges.
- Add half the basil, and top with sliced tomatoes leaving that same 1-2 inch space around the edges. Fold the edges over covering the side of the tomatoes.
- Season with salt & pepper, and bake for about 20 min or until puff pastry is puffy and golden brown.
- Once done, remove from the oven and add remaining basil and top with pepper jelly & goat cheese.
- Cut into squares and serve!
I made this one afternoon when my cousin Kelly & Aunt Teresa were visiting my mom. It was a great appetizer for all of us to enjoy, and no one was worried about ruining their appetite for dinner. I still have one sheet of puff pastry left in my freezer and I THINK I have an awesome idea of what to do next! In the meantime, I hop you enjoy this quick and easy appetizer. I love that it’s a little rustic and you really don’t need to be precise what so ever!
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This looks so flavorful and delicious! Yum!
Sounds fantastic! I love to have a few different appetizers for dinner…I like variety 🙂
So simple and so delicious! This looks really beautiful and I am in love with those tomatoes. Actually, I usually love any tomato dishes but there is something about a great tomato tart… 🙂
What a delicious looking tart and love the sweet and spicy combo of flavors!
Ahhhhhh, heaven sweet, sweet heaven in pizza form!!
This looks so delicious, you have made me so very hungry! i need to make this, this weekend!
You had me at goat cheese..yum!! Your pizza looks colorful, beautiful, and delicious. Pinned .
Never imagined using puff pastry for a pizza, but I’m glad you kept the topping simple!
Awesome recipe I am eating more vegetarian meals at the moment and love finding new recipes to help me. Tastes great 🙂
This looks SO delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you’ll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!
I love a tomato tart, and adding the spicy flavor? genius! this sounds so good!
I am all for making a meal out of appetizers, especially when they look this good!
Gorgeous tart. I love just about all tomato tarts and this one with the super butter crust is sure to be a winner!
I love the sweet and spicy combo, this sounds so good!
This looks absolutely amazing. My hubby is a huge tomato fan so he would flip for this one.
It’s a great appetizer on the weekend!!