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Imagine a slice of this Caprese Savory Tart!
Caprese Savory Tart
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

My show-stopping Caprese Savory Tart features a puff pastry crust topped with fresh and fragrant basil pesto, thick slices of melty mozzarella cheese, and sweet roasted tomatoes.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12
Calories: 241 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
Roasted Tomatoes:
  • 8 tomatoes, sliced 1 cm thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 sheet frozen and defrosted puff pastry
  • 2 cups (16oz/454g) buffalo mozzarella, sliced 1 cm thick
  • 1/4 cup (2 ½ oz/71g) pesto
  • 1 egg, beaten for egg wash
  • Fresh basil, for garnish (optional)
Roasted Tomatoes:
  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F ( 220°C). Place the sliced tomatoes on a large baking tray, then drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 

  2. Roast for 30 minutes until the tomatoes are soft and caramelized around the edges.

  3. Remove from the oven and allow to cool while preparing the tart's crust. 

Tart Crust:
  1. Turn the oven down to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. Place the puff pastry sheet on the lined tray. Using a small thin knife score the edges of the pastry, creating a 1/2 inch border around all 4 edges of the tart. This will create the crust of the tart when baking.

  3. Bake the crust as is for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned and slightly puffed. 

To Assemble The Tart
  1. Spread the pesto all across the base of the pre-baked tart.

  2. Layer on the roasted tomatoes and mozzarella slices. Once the whole tart has been topped brush the outer edged of the tart with egg wash.

  3. Place the assembled tart back in the oven and allow to bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden and crisp and the cheese has melted. 

  4. Allow to cool slightly then garnish with fresh basil. Cut into 12 squares and serve.

  5. Cover and store the tart in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, toast in the oven or warm in the microwave. 

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Savory Tart
Amount Per Serving (1 square)
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 116mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.