Tomato tart with gruyere pastry

We are supposed to be at Kirstenbosch Gardens having a birthday picnic with our friend Sarah, but alas I am having an acute and sudden dose of pollen allergy, so I don’t think that an afternoon in the botanical gardens in spring is such a good idea.

However, our contribution to the picnic was going to be a baby tomatoe tart with gruyere pastry, which Lois still made for lunch.

It is really simple to make and very yummy. Here is the recipe:

  • Fry 1 chopped onion and 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • Mix about 800 g baby tomatos with 1/4 cup salt, 1/2 cup chopped basil, 1.5t sugar, and a little salt and pepper
  • Mix in the onion/garlic mixture
  • Put the tomatos mixture into a ceramic pie dish
  • Cover dish with puff pastry from the supermarket
  • Brush some egg over the pasty
  • Finally sprinkle about 1/2 cup finely gruyere cheese over the top
  • Bake at 180 for about an hour, and leave to stand for a few mintues before cutting

Serve hot or cold. Yummy indeed!



  1. Steffi said:

    Thank you so much for your delicious recipe.I´m sure it was yummy!

    September 27, 2011
  2. Steffi said:

    Sorry to hear about your pollen allergy.Nevertheless I hope you enjoyed it there.

    September 27, 2011
    • Craig said:

      Yes, it has completely hammered me this time, but coming right.

      September 28, 2011

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