Rating: 4 stars
18 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 5 star values: 10

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.

Sidney Fry, MS, RD
Recipe by Cooking Light August 2013

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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
20 mins
total:
55 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 wedge)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450°.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

296 calories; fat 17g; saturated fat 4.6g; mono fat 8.9g; poly fat 2.5g; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 25.7g; fiber 1.8g; cholesterol 48mg; iron 2.1mg; sodium 340mg; calcium 192mg.
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