Flip Out! Cherry Tomato & Mozzarella Tarte Tatin!
When I was a kid, I adored tomatoes. I ate them every single day. No candy for me – give me a tomato! Fresh off the vine from my grandfather’s garden or right from my dad’s deli. The most fun to eat were (and still are) the cute cherry tomatoes! Yeah… didn’t say I was a normal kid!
Cherry tomatoes are festive and bright. They’re always available and add a perfect burst of flavor wherever they appear. I had some puff pastry left over from NEXT WEEK’s recipe (it’s “berry” delicious – you’ll see) and you recall the recent fabulous Braised Fennel & Goat Cheese Tarte Tatin for the movie Fences… well I thought making a tarte tatin using cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, garlic, and basil would a perfect combo!!
It might not all come out of the pan perfectly – but that’s not a problem! Just grab a spatula and let it fall right onto the tart. The mozzarella blends perfectly into the crust… the tomatoes have such a robust flavor… and the sweet fresh basil is the final complement to the dish! It’s like a fancy pizza tart! Yum!