Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Pie

The hot weather continues in Minneapolis so light meals are in order. With all the beautiful tomatoes in season right now, I decided a tomato tart with a salad would hit the spot. Well, I originally planned for this to be an open-faced tart but as I was making it thought why not top it with more crispy phyllo and make it a pie. Really can you have enough flakey, crispy phyllo?
Cherry Tomato & Goat Cheese Pie
(I wished this looked as good as it tasted!)

Use the most flavorful tomatoes you can get for this dish, they will make all the difference. I used black cherry tomatoes but you can really use whatever you have.

Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Pie

9 sheets of phyllo dough
oil olive
1/2 t dried basil
2 oz goat cheese
8 - 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Lay one sheet of phyllo dough on a silcon pad or greased baking pan. Brush with olive oil. Place another sheet on top & brush with olive oil. Repeat with another sheet. Sprinkle with basil. Top with another sheet of phyllo & brush with olive oil. Repeat with two more sheet of phyllo brushing with olive oil between each sheet. Crumble goat cheese on top leaving a 1-inch border on all sides. Top the goat cheese with the tomato slices. Season with salt & pepper. Top with a sheet of phyllo dough. Brush with olive oil. Repeat with two more sheets of phyllo brushing with olive oil between each sheet. Fold the edges over 1/2-inch sealing the edges.

Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until crispy & brown.

2 servings.

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Kristin said...

WOW that looks AMAZING!!! We've been getting locally made goat cheese and Mom supplies us with tomatoes ..... I will definitely try this one for lunch sometime!!!

Thistlemoon said...

This sounds like perfect treatment of tomatoes! I bet this was sweet and delicious! Oh and as a side note, I am happy to hear that we are not the only ones still suffering in all this HEAT.

vanillasugarblog said...

who cares what it looks like...I'm certain that tasted really good.

grace said...

nonsense--this looks great! i love phyllo dough, it's just a magical ingredient. great light meal, kat!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Oh, that looks so good.

Maris said...

Sometimes the best meals aren't that pretty - it still looks delicious though!

Tina said...

Sounds great. Will try it (now that it is cooler and the oven won’t heat up the hole house even more) with those late tomatoes instead of the daily tomato-salad.

Karine said...

I love the combo of basil, cherry tomatoes and goat cheese of your recipe. This looks wonderful!

Jess said...

How excited am I to see these great vegetarian recipes? I'm making the switch from meat-eater to vegetarian, and it's always awesome to find new recipes that look so delicious. I can't wait to try this!

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