Tomato-Basil Tart


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1egg
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 3eggs
  • 6 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 12 ounces shredded Italian three-cheese blend
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 5tomatoes, sliced, or more as needed
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Combine flour, butter, 1 egg, salt, and water in a large bowl and knead into a smooth dough. Shape into a ball, flatten, and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.


  • Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a springform pan with butter.

  • Step 3

    Sprinkle a work surface with flour and roll out dough into a circle big enough to cover bottom and sides of the prepared springform pan. Line pan with the dough. Prick dough several times with a fork.

  • Step 4

    Bake pastry in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Meanwhile, stir together remaining eggs, cream cheese, and sour cream using a wooden spoon. Fold in Italian cheese blend and season with salt and pepper. Fold in basil.

  • Step 6

    Remove cooked pastry from oven and cover with 1 layer of tomato slices. Pour half the egg-cheese mixture on top and cover with another layer of tomato slices. Spread remaining egg-cheese mixture on top and cover with a final layer of tomato slices.

  • Step 7

    Bake in the preheated until tart is set, about 45 minutes. Serve warm.

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