Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins
Yield
Serves 10 (serving size: 2 tartlets)

For the prettiest appearance, use red, yellow, and orange bell peppers. If you can't find baby bell peppers, use julienne strips of regular bell pepper.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Unfold dough; place on a work surface lightly dusted with flour. Roll gently into a 10 x 9–inch rectangle. Cut dough into 20 (2 1/4 x 2–inch) rectangles. Score each rectangle about 1/8-inch from edge. Prick each dough piece liberally with a fork. Arrange dough pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; chill 10 minutes.

Step 3

Combine cheese, mayonnaise, and garlic, stirring well. Spread a scant 1/2 teaspoon cheese mixture over each dough piece. Top each tartlet with about 2 tomato slices and 2 bell pepper rings. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until dough is lightly browned. Remove from oven, and sprinkle evenly with thyme.

Step 4

Wine Match: A smooth, light-tannin red like Michele Chiarlo, Barbera d'Asti “Le Orme,” Italy ($14) has vibrant fruit and tangy acidity that easily handles the rich ­Parmigiano-Reggiano and allows the sweet tomatoes and peppers to shine. —Scott Jones

Ratings & Reviews

nymphaeae's Review

JudithInBklyn
January 01, 2014
Catching up on magazines that have been piling up... and found this recipe just in time for New Year's Eve 2013. I did not have mayonnaise on hand so made some fresh, using olive oil (not canola) and it was fabulous!

Kvavava's Review

SJAGER
December 19, 2013
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ieyedocotor
November 27, 2012
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nymphaeae
September 16, 2012
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missmoss
September 03, 2012
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MommaGorm
January 19, 2012
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SJAGER's Review

CassieP
January 11, 2012
A little time consuming but definitely worth the work. . beautiful, tasty and very impressive. . also made the Potato Gruyere Tartlets and the Caramelized Onion Tartlets. I froze all three of them before baking and baked frozen adding just a few extra minutes!

missmoss's Review

Kvavava
December 11, 2011
I thought these were lame and bland. i was going to use them for a party, and I am so glad I tested them out first. They definitely didn't make the cut.