Country-Style Tomato Tart

Country-Style Tomato Tart

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This Country-Style Tomato Tart is made with a homemade a crunchy, buttery cornmeal pastry.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1 pound assorted tomatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon fat free milk
  • ¾ cup shredded Gruyère cheese (3 ounces)
  • ½ cup light Alfredo pasta sauce
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • Cornmeal Pastry:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup yellow cornmeal (not stone ground)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4-5 tablespoons cold water, divided


  • Prep

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°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.
  4. Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, combine ½ cup of the Gruyere cheese, Alfredo sauce, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper; spread over pastry. Top with chicken and tomatoes; sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup cheese. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is starting to brown.
  5. If desired, sprinkle tart with additional thyme. Serve warm.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 224 calories; 11 g fat(5 g sat); 1 g fiber; 19 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 57 mcg folate; 40 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 702 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 132 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 307 mg sodium; 218 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ fat, 1 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable

Reviews 1

June 28, 2019
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By: Jackstng
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.
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