Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins
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

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

December 19, 2013

ieyedocotor's Review

November 27, 2012

JudithInBklyn's Review

September 16, 2012

CassieP's Review

September 03, 2012

MommaGorm's Review

January 19, 2012

SJAGER's Review

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

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.