Tomato Ricotta Tart

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lindsey Lower

This crust, made tender and flaky with heart-healthy olive oil, makes the perfect base for farm-fresh tomatoes and earthy-sweet basil. For a less expensive alternative to pine nuts, substitute toasted sunflower seeds.

Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1 wedge)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 55 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 296
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated fat: 4.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 8.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Protein: 10.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 25.7g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Calcium: 192mg

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 5.6 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons ice water
  • Cooking spray
  • Filling:
  • 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, divided
  • 1.5 ounces aged Gruyère cheese, shredded and divided (about 6 tablespoons)
  • 1 pound heirloom tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. 2. To prepare crust, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a food processor; pulse 3 times or until combined. Combine oil and 3 tablespoons ice water in a small bowl. With processor on, slowly add oil mixture through food chute, and process until dough is crumbly. Sprinkle dough into a 9-inch glass or ceramic pie plate coated with cooking spray. Press dough into an even layer in bottom and up sides of dish. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  3. 3. Combine ricotta, egg, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring with a whisk. Add 1/4 cup basil and 1/4 cup Gruyère cheese, stirring to combine. Spread ricotta mixture evenly over crust. Arrange tomato slices in a circular pattern over ricotta mixture, slightly overlapping. Sprinkle tomatoes with remaining 2 tablespoons Gruyère cheese. Bake at 450° for 25 minutes or until filling is set. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup basil.
Note:

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