Garden overflowing with tomatoes?!? Want a fun twist for your next pizza night?!?
Then, a gluten free tomato tart or pie may be for you! It's basically a fancier version of pizza! Gluten free pie crust is topped with an Italian-herbed cream cheese, piled with sliced tomatoes, and sprinkled with mozzarella cheese. For a short cut, you could even use a frozen or refrigerated pie crust.
Some tomato tarts seem to feature a lot more tomatoes. I topped mine with a decent amount of cheese and it melted and spread quite a bit more than I was expecting. Absolutely delicious, but you could easily opt for less cheese!
And, for an even more rustic feel, place the tart crust flat on a baking sheet. Layer with the cream cheese spread, tomatoes, and cheese, but leave about 1 inch of crust along the outside and fold over before baking.
Delicious on its own, tomato pie can also be served alongside veggies!
Both pies and tarts involve crust and can be sweet or savory. Tarts only have crust on the bottom. Most pies also have a top crust, which frankly is a little too much crust for me. And, a pie pan has sloped sides, while tart pans often have straight sides with a fluted edge. Also, pies are often served in the same dish, while tarts can be taken out before serving.
For the most part, the ingredients are basically the same. Pizza crust will rise and have a softer, bread-like consistency, whereas a pie crust will not. Traditionally, tomato pie would feature tomatoes on top and pizza would be topped with cheese, though I am a cheese-lover and may have gone a little overboard with my tomato pie... Oh- and tomato pie seems fancier!
With ripe, juicy tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil, and a pie crust- this gluten free tomato tart makes an easy appetizer, brunch dish, or summer dinner!
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