Tomato and ricotta tart

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tomato and ricotta tart
tomato and ricotta tart
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe A rustic pastry case filled with tomato and ricotta is the perfect weekend treat for the family. Serve with a fresh salad or your favourite side dish for a filling meal


For the pastry:
  • 150g (5oz) plain flour
  • 75g (21/2oz) unsalted butter, cut into slivers
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tbps double cream
For the filling:
  • 125g (4oz) ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp double cream
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, plus a few sprigs
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 250g (8oz) small vine-ripened tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small slice of bread, crusts removed, roughly crumbed
  • 30g (1oz) fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Large baking sheet, lined with baking parchment

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  1. To make the pastry: Put the flour, butter and salt in a food processor. Pulse a few times until the mixture resembles crumbs. Add the cream and whizz slowly to combine. Knead into a ball and flatten, then wrap in cling film. Chill pastry for an hour.
  2. Set the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
  3. Mix the ricotta, cream, all but 1 teaspoon of the beaten egg, the garlic and thyme leaves. Season.
  4. To make the filling: Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface to a 28cm (11in) round. Transfer to the baking sheet. Spread the ricotta mixture over, leaving a border, about 4cm (1 1⁄2in). Put the tomato halves in 2 layers on top. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs, cheese and thyme sprigs.
  5. Use the paper to help bring up the pastry edges to create a rim for the tart, making pleats in it to enclose the filling. Brush rim with beaten egg. Bake for 35 minutes. Serve warm.

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Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 316(kcal)
  • Fat 21.0g
  • Saturates 13.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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