8.09.2010

Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart

I was looking for new and delicious ideas for using up the bounty of tomatoes on foodgawker.com when I saw a photo and I wanted it.  Beautiful red tomatoes setting atop a filling of herbed goat cheese in a flaky crust.  Perfect! When we stopped at Trader Joe's I bought ten ounces of goat cheese on a whim.  Cheese is always a good price at Trader Joe's. 

While this tart was really rich and very photogenic I don't know if it is worth using a whole ten ounces of goat cheese.  You can check out the recipe I used here.  The idea of baked tomatoes in a buttery shell is still a good one, I'm thinking I need to try some other recipes.  Anyone have any recommendations for a good tomato tart recipe? I'm all ears.

It's tomato time here on my blog. This month I'll be looking at different ways to preserve and eat tomatoes. Check out my first post where there are lots of inspiring comments for how to enjoy tomatoes. I am also adding links to the tomato posts as they are published so you will be able to find them together. Check it out here: Tomato Recipes and Ideas.

32 comments:

  1. Wow, that tart looks great!

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  2. Hey Foy, this is beautiful. Since the goat cheese thing was a bit too much, maybe a tart like Cristina's over at 'From BA to Paris'? She made something beautiful and I think your tomatoes would be great on it! I have a quick pastry dough that is out of this world on my blog too. Maybe?
    p.s. I usually don't try to steer people towards my blog through a comment, as I feel it's obnoxious (smile). I just genuinely think you might like the dough for this...!

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  3. That is one of the best I have seen, I LOVE LOVE goat cheese so give me all 10oz

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  4. I adore goat cheese, and this tart looks fantastic :)

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  5. Yes! I just made one not too long ago - wrote it for my weekly article on BitchBuzz.com. A Provence classic :)

    http://home.bitchbuzz.com/a-taste-of-provence-tomato-onion-tart.html

    Let me know what you think!

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  6. I made an awesome tomato tart, that was delicious, http://ccrecipe.com/2300/main-dishes/rustic-cherry-tomato-ricotta-tart.html You should check it out just for another recipe:)

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  7. Another idea would be to use a caramelised red onion base on the tart then crumble over some goats cheese and your tomatoes with a bit of shredded basil. To caramelise the red onions, soften them in a pan in some olive oil for 5 mins then add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, and reduce for about 8 mins more. I would suggest turning the tomatoes up the other way to reduce the sog factor.

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  8. Your tart looks mouth-watering, yummmm!!!

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  9. I've made a really great tomato tart using this recipe from Bon Appetit: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Oven-Dried-Tomato-Tart-with-Goat-Cheese-and-Black-Olives-232540
    It's a little time-consuming because it involves oven-drying the tomatoes for the filling in advance, plus the usual tart assembly steps, but it is SO worth it in my books. I've made it for brunch guests a few times, and it never fails to get rave reviews.

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  10. Your tart looks beautiful! I think 10 ounces of goat cheese sounds like quite a bit too. I made this recipe from Chatelaine a few months ago and thought it was great
    http://food.chatelaine.com/Recipes/View/Classic-tomato-ch%C3%A8vre-tart

    Here's the link to my mini versions
    http://iwantthepie.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/magazine-monday-mini-tomato-chevre-tarts/

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  11. That tart looks very tasty! I have lots of tomatoes got to give this one a try. Thanks!

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  12. Yum, two of my favorites! What kind of goat cheese did you use? The more crumbly chevre or the smoother kinds?

    Gree

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  13. I've made Martha Stewart's Tomato Tart many times: http://www.marthastewart.com/tomato-tart.
    The photo thru the link isn't pretty, but the same tart is my Foodbuzz profile photo (and looks way nicer).
    Coworkers and family are always trying to get me to make it. The buttery crust is spread with roasted garlic and topped with fontina.
    And summer roasted garlic tip: Roast it in the toaster oven to avoid heating the house, or roast it when you're already using the oven for something else.

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  14. Beautiful tomato tart, thanks for the recipe!

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  15. Maybe mix the goat cheese with some other cheese, something mild but not overly gamey. Something like ricotta OR farmers cheese.

    The picture is just gorgeous. Makes me want to take a bath in it. I just checked my raised bed today and I have a ton of green tomatoes but none ripe yet. I had 4 ripe chiles though. I also picked more of the coriander seeds. I have a ton of those. I hate when my cilantro goes to seed while I am on vacation. I can't do anything about it to prevent it from happening. Oh well - I have coriander seed for the rest of the year.

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  16. I saw the recipe below and thought it sounded good, but then, I really do like Gruyere.
    http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/oven-roasted-tomato-tart

    I also saw this one with a Parmesan tart crust, but I thought maybe it would need something more in the filling, but... maybe not...
    http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/000283.html

    This one, uses goat cheese, but in less quantity and looks really good. I saw one blogger make this recipe in a rustic style (with the crust just folded over on the edges) instead of in a tart pan. Either way sounds good to me.
    http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/2010/05/french_tomato_tart_recipe.html

    I wish I had the tomatoes to try these right now... lucky you!

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  17. this is just perfect for cheese loverss! i'm in love with cheese and with the tomato on top of it. feels like a healthy tart to me!!

    have a lovely day
    jen

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  18. Wow... beautifully delicious. Love the photo... and I absolutely love the TJ's good buy on goat cheese. Best price around! We have fresh tomatoes on the vines... ready for this tasty tart!

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  19. Tomatoes and goat cheese are one of my favorite pairs. Beautiful tart!

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  20. hi,
    I once made a tomato tart that went a little like this: it was a whole wheat pastry crust that was prebaked, then I put some parmiggiano reggiano in the bottom of the crust and cherry tomatoes sliced in halves on top of the cheese ( I didn't use too much cheese since reggiano has a very powerful flavour ), seasoned with a little salt and pepper and baked it in the oven, when it was done I added some basil chiffonade on top, it was delicious!

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  21. Beautiful! Tomatoes and goat cheese are made for each other. Such a luscious taste it must have been!

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  22. Congrats on Top 9 for 8/12! The tart looks amazing, so yummy. tomato season needs to be longer!

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  23. That looks SO good- I'm obsessed with goat cheese! You should try this recipe- it's a warm goat cheese salad and it's to die for!

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  24. I don't think I've met a dish that wasn't enhanced by goat cheese. It's like white gold to me. That looks delicious!

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  25. Yum, your tart looks delicious; save a slice for me please.

    I love goats cheese (in fact I'm often referred to as the cheese monster LOL) but a tart with mozarella, basil & tomato would be my favourite.

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  26. I did a version of a tomato tart with fontina and mozzarella cheese with a topping of oregano. Versions on a theme here! I do like the goat cheese idea.

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  27. My goodness, I have been reading a lot of your posts and feel like I must comment on every one of them! This looks delicious! I love goat cheese and can't wait to try this as well.

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  28. Okay, THIS looks absolutely fantastic. I love goat cheese!

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  29. Wow. This is beautiful!

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