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

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist
Cornmeal Pastry:


Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 11.4g; carbohydrates 18.9g; dietary fiber 1.3g; sugars 1.9g; fat 11.4g; saturated fat 5.1g; cholesterol 40.5mg; vitamin a iu 701.5IU; vitamin c 8.3mg; folate 57.3mcg; calcium 132.4mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 20.8mg; potassium 217.6mg; sodium 307.2mg.

Reviews (1)

Read More Reviews
1 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
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