In the mood for pizza but don’t feel like making dough? Use puff pastry and it will be called a tart but will pretty much be pizza. That’s how this caprese tart was born, along with inspiration from Simply Delicious. All you need are pre-made puff pastry, some tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and a glug or two of olive oil. It comes together quickly — great for a weeknight dinner — and results in a gooey, delicious, healthful tart. It’s great on a warm spring or summer evening with a green salad.
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Caprese Tart (adapted from Simply Delicious; serves 3-4)
- 1 puff pastry roll, thawed
- 5 tomatoes, sliced
- 250-300g fresh mozzarella, sliced
- 1 bunch fresh basil, minced
- to taste: olive oil, salt, pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180C (don’t use the fan setting or your tart will have a soggy bottom like mine did!). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Unroll the puff pastry and place it on the baking sheet. Lightly score a border 1cm in from the edges.
- Sprinkle the basil on the pastry. Layer the tomatoes and mozzarella on top. Sprinkle salt and pepper and drizzle some olive oil over everything.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and golden.