I don't agree with other reviewers at all. My family LOVED this recipe, and asked me to make it again soon. I thought the lemon zest gave it a bright, unexpected flavor that went well with the other flavors; it was noticeable, but not overpowering. It was so easy, and by using Roma tomatoes, can be made any time of year. We used it as a meatless main dish, but it could easily be cut into smaller pieces to serve as an appetizer. It sounds like one of the reviewers has never used puff pastry before. A box contains two sheets of pastry; this recipe uses one of those sheets (hence, the half package called for in the ingredient list).
bandmom Posted: 08/12/09
sammysue Posted: 07/01/09
I was very disappointed in the recipe. The flavors did not blend well, especially the lemon zest. We each tried a piece, but ended up tossing the rest.
mommycook Posted: 07/20/09
I agree with the first reviewer; the tart was terrible! There may have been an error in the directions because the ingredients say to use 1/2 box of puff pastry, but the directions say to use one sheet.
gamother Posted: 08/14/09
Good, tasty; HOWEVER, the center of the crust was SOGGY, EVEN AFTER LONGER COOKING. Next time I shall try baking the puff pastry first, then adding tomatoes, etc. and baking at a lower temp. Did Southern Living Editors not have this problem?