These side-dish tarts combine a spicy crust with vinaigrette-splashed tomatoes. You won't mind that it takes a bit more time to show off the tomatoes so well.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

15 mins
13 mins
53 mins
25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a medium bowl stir together flour, basil, cayenne pepper, and salt. Cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon water at a time, until flour mixture is moistened; form into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, slightly flatten dough.

  • Roll dough from center to edges into a 12x12-inch square. Cut pastry square into four 6-inch squares. Ease pastry squares into four jumbo muffin cups, pleating sides to fit. Generously prick bottom and sides of pastry with a fork.

  • Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Meanwhile, in another medium bowl combine tomatoes, red onion, and vinaigrette. Mix to coat tomatoes; spoon tomato mixture into prebaked cups; drizzle any remaining vinaigrette over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with grated cheese, if desired. Bake 10 minutes more or until heated through and tomatoes just begin to give up their juices. Cool at least 15 minutes on a wire rack. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

365 calories; fat 23g; cholesterol 2mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 35g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 5g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 4g; protein 6g; vitamin a 1166.2IU; vitamin c 17.7mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 88.7mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 367mg; potassium 384mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 2.2mg.