Rustic Heirloom Tomato Tart

September 15, 2016

 

In my opinion, the best tomatoes come from Michigan. Of course I am a bit prejudiced since I grew up there. There is nothing like the smell and taste of a fresh picked tomato. It is not uncommon to stroll through a garden, pick a tomato and eat it like an apple. A special treat, a true summer delight!

Let’s just say Arizona is not known for its tomatoes. However, in the last few years, heirloom tomatoes have popped up everywhere, much to my delight! With one smell, I feel like I am in a garden in Michigan. I don’t know what I like best. The color or the taste, they are truly magnificent! They are so special, deserving of a great recipe.

I created this beautiful Rustic Tart full of the flavor of summer. This rustic tart features the fascinating colors of Heirloom tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden. These fresh ingredients are carefully place on a buttery crust, topped with a cream cheese filing, and finished with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. You may be tempted to use store bought pie crust, but I challenge you to make the crust from scratch and experience how easy it can be. It is so quick, delicious and buttery; you will never go back to another recipe once you try this one.

Celebrate nature’s beauty with this stunning recipe. A fresh addition to a wine and cheese gathering, a perfect recipe for a special brunch, or a quick weekday dinner idea served with a salad. Celebrate the season with Challenge Dairy products and the fresh ingredients of summer!

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