Tomato, basil and cheese is without a doubt my favorite flavor profile. I have developed many recipes over the years using this trio of ingredients and these Tomato Basil Tartlets are among the best.
This precious 3 bite appetizer is simple to make and always a crowd pleaser. Enjoy and stay tuned for one more sensational appetizer this week!
Tomato Basil Tartlets
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
1 cup Gruyere cheese
¼ cup fresh basil cut in a chiffonade
2-3 Roma tomatoes cut in slices
½ teaspoon fresh thyme
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut tomatoes into thin slices, about 1/8 of an inch thick. Lay tomatoes in a single layer on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Roll out puff pastry to eliminate creases. Using a biscuit cutter cut 12 rounds from the sheet. Place rounds on greased baking sheet. Mix the cheese, basil and thyme together in a small bowl. Put a pinch on each pastry round. Top with tomato, salt and pepper and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake for 12-14 minutes until tarts are puffed and beginning to brown.