Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Tomato & Olive Tartlets

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tomato & Olive Tartlets

As promised I am sharing a yummy appetizer that my friend Erica brought to Friday Night Supper Club last week. She so graciously shared the recipe, I just had to pass it on!

I'm not a huge olive fan and our other friend Pam is not a huge tomato fan, but together we both still agree these were melt in your mouth good. Please try at your next gathering! This picture just doesn't do them justice, but trust me, they are delicious.


Tomato & Olive Tartlets
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1/3 c. olive tapenade
1 c. shredded fontina cheese
8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
6 basil leaves, chopped (optional)
salt

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the pastry on a lightly floured work surface. Using the tines of a fork, prick the pastry all over. Using a 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 16 rounds of pastry. Place the pastry rounds on the prepared baking sheet. Lay a piece of parchment paper on top of the pastry rounds. Place another baking sheet directly on top of the parchment paper to keep the pastry even while baking. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden. Remove the top baking sheet and the top piece of parchment paper.

Spread 1 teaspoon of tapenade on each pastry round. Place about 1 tablespoon of cheese on top. Arrange 2 pieces of tomato on the cheese. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until the cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chopped basil on top. Transfer the tartlets to a platter and garnish with a pinch of salt.

On a side note - congrats to our good friends Andy and Shanna, as they had their baby boy last night, Colton! I'm excited as we'll be making a trip to the hospital later this afternoon to see the little bundle. Nothing like holding a newborn!

9 comments:

  1. ohh ahh these are definitely a must make!! I am in love with olives these days.

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  2. I love little apps like those! Thanks for the recipe! I'll have to make those soon! I'm not a big olive fan either but I'm trying to like them. :)

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  3. I'm a huge olive fan, but not much of a tomato fan but I bet I would like these :)

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  4. Not an olive fan by themselves, but I might like this!

    Aw, lucky duck holding a newborn - it will make your son seem so huge!

    Happy Friday!

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  5. Not an olive fan by themselves, but I might like this!

    Aw, lucky duck holding a newborn - it will make your son seem so huge!

    Happy Friday!

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  6. I love little apps like those! Thanks for the recipe! I'll have to make those soon! I'm not a big olive fan either but I'm trying to like them. :)

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  7. ohh ahh these are definitely a must make!! I am in love with olives these days.

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