Caprese Savory Tart


  • 10 tomatoes, sliced 1 cm thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 sheet frozen and defrosted puff pastry
  • 2 cups (16 oz/454g) (2 balls) buffalo mozzarella, sliced 1 cm thick
  • ¼ cup (2 ½ oz/71g) fresh pesto
  • *1 egg, beaten for egg wash
  • *Fresh basil, for garnish (optional)


Roasted Tomatoes:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F (220*C).  Place the sliced tomatoes on a large baking tray, then drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Roast for 30 minutes until the tomatoes are soft and caramelized around the edges.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool while preparing the tart’s crust.

Tart Crust:

Turn the oven down to 400 degrees F (200*C) then butter and line a baking tray with parchment paper.  Place the puff pastry sheet on the lined tray.  Using a small thin knife score the edges of the pastry, creating a ½ inch border around all 4 edges of the tart.  This will create the crust of the tart when baking.  Blind bake the crust for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned and slightly puffed.

To Assemble the Tart:

Remove the blind baked tart from the oven.  Spread the pesto all across the base of the tart.  Layer on the roasted tomatoes and mozzarella slices.  Once the whole tart has been topped brush the outer edge of the tart with egg wash.

Place the topped tart back in the oven and allow to bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden and crisp and the cheese has melted.  Allow to cool slightly then garnish with fresh basil.  Cut into 12 squares and serve.  Cover and store the tart in the fridge for up to 3 days.  To reheat, toast in the oven or warm in the microwave.

Servings:  12

Serving size:  1 Slice

Calories/Serving: 241

Nutrition:  One serving provides approximately:  7 g Protein, 11 g Carbohydrates, 17 g Fat (4 g Saturated), 116 mg Sodium

Source:  Wheat Foods Council