Cherry Tomato Tart

Even though cherry tomatoes aren't in season in winter, thanks to your grocery store, you can still make this cherry tomato tart. For an extra fresh slice, try this slow cooker recipe in the summer, too.

Cherry Tomato Tart
Prep Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 recipe Homemade Pastry

  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz.)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ of an 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • Fresh basil, thinly sliced (optional)

Homemade Pastry

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup butter, cut up, or shortening

  • ¼ cup cold water


  1. Line a 6-qt. oval slow cooker with foil. Coat foil with cooking spray; remove foil liner from cooker. Prepare Homemade Pastry. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a 14x11-inch oval. Transfer to foil liner and return to cooker. Fold down top edges of pastry to make an even crust that extends 1 to 1 1/2 inches up the sides.

  2. In a medium bowl combine tomatoes, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the oil, and pepper. In a small bowl beat remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and next four ingredients (through lemon zest) with a mixer on low to medium until combined. Spread cream cheese mixture into crust. Top with tomato mixture.

  3. Cover and cook on high 3 1/2 hours or until crust is golden, giving crockery liner a half-turn halfway through if possible. Turn off cooker. If possible, remove crockery liner from cooker. Let stand, uncovered, 30 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with basil and additional Parmesan cheese.

Homemade Pastry

  1. In a bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; toss with a fork. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour, gradually adding water until dough begins to come together. Gather it into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
18g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4.3mg 22%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 109mg 2%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 36.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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