In this Tomato Tart, slices of heirloom tomatoes, goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, and flaky crust combine to create a tasty summer showstopper.
Makes 1 (12-inch) tart
- 1 large beefsteak or other heirloom tomato, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- Basic Pie Dough (recipe follows)
- 1 (4-ounce) log goat cheese, softened
- ½ (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons water
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
- Place tomato slices on several layers of paper towels, and sprinkle both sides with ¾ teaspoon salt. Let stand for 30 minutes. Pat dry with paper towels.
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- On a lightly floured piece of parchment paper, roll Basic Pie Dough to a 14-inch circle; transfer dough on paper to a baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, stir together goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest and juice, pepper, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt until well combined. Spread mixture onto dough, leaving a 2-inch border around edges. Top with shallot and tomato slices. Fold edges of dough over tomatoes. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and 2 teaspoons water; brush onto edges of dough.
- Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Sprinkle with tarragon; let cool for 15 minutes before serving.
Basic Pie Dough
Makes 1 (14-inch) circle
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons water
- In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse together flour, sugar, and salt. Add butter, and pulse until mixture is crumbly. Add egg and 2 tablespoons water; pulse just until a dough forms.
- Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and shape into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
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