I’d like to say that we have all these beautiful, delicious tomatoes growing and I needed a way to use some of them up. Unfortunately, that would be a lie. Our garden has been a bit of a bust this year- it’s been quite disappointing. However, I saw this recipe on The Pioneer Woman website not too long ago and I knew I had to try it. It was wonderful, even with store bought tomatoes!
Until a couple years ago, tomatoes were one of Jordan’s most hated foods, but recently she’s been liking them more- especially when they’re in something delicious like this! I am so happy that she is now on board with eating tomatoes! She and I polished off the entire tart in one sitting- it was amazing! We loved it so much, we made it twice in one week.
1 whole Large Onions, Halved And Sliced Thin
2 Tablespoons Butter
Salt And Pepper, to taste
1 whole Storebought Pie Crusts (or Homemade Crust)
1/2 cup Grated Fontina Cheese (or Monterey Jack)
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan
1/2 cup Grated Gruyere (or Swiss)
3 cups Cherry Tomatoes (yellow Or Red), Washed And Dried (more If Needed)
1 whole Egg, optional
A splash of Milk, optional
8 whole Basil Leaves, Chiffonade (more If Needed)
Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the butter, onions, salt, and pepper and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and deep golden brown. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 450.
Roll out pie crust and place in a tart pan, or use a pie pan or even a pizza pan. Sprinkle on the cheese in a single layer, then sprinkle on the cooked onion, then sprinkle the tomatoes over the cheese.
Mix together the egg and milk and brush it all over the crust around the edge of the tart, optional. It makes the crust look pretty, but it seems a bit wasteful. Bake the tart for 15 to 18 minutes, watching carefully to make sure the crust doesn’t burn. (The tomatoes should be starting to burst apart, with some dark/roasted areas on the skin, and the crust should be deep golden brown.) If the crust is getting brown too fast, reduce the heat to 425.
Remove the tart from the oven and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the basil all over the top. Cut into wedges and serve.