This Country-Style Tomato Tart is made with a homemade a crunchy, buttery cornmeal pastry. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Cornmeal Pastry:


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  • Line a large tray with a double thickness of paper towels. Arrange tomatoes on towels; pat dry. Let stand, covered with paper towels, 1 hour.

  • To prepare the Cornmeal Pastry: In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter, cut up, until pea size. Add canola oil; stir lightly with a fork until combined. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with fork. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, gradually adding cold water (3 to 4 tablespoons total) until mixture begins to come together. Gather pastry into a ball, kneading gently just until it holds together.

  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. On an 18-inch square of foil, use your hands to slightly flatten pastry; cover with parchment paper. Roll pastry into a 12x8-inch rectangle. Carefully peel off parchment and brush pastry with milk. Slide foil and pastry onto a large baking sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven.

  • Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the Gruyere cheese, Alfredo sauce, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper; spread over pastry. Top with chicken and tomatoes; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is starting to brown.

  • If desired, sprinkle tart with additional thyme. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; 11.4 g total fat; 5.1 g saturated fat; 40 mg cholesterol; 307 mg sodium. 218 mg potassium; 18.9 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 11.4 g protein; 702 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 57 mcg folate; 132 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 21 mg magnesium;

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So good. The crust was so light and delicate and very easy to make. I didn't have Alfredo on hand so I substituted tomato paste. The paste mixed with the other ingredients worked out great. Read More