Two summer treats to take you into your weekend.
One is savory and creamy and just perfect served with an arugula and balsamic vinegar salad on a warm summer’s day. The other is sweet and juicy and just sugary enough to end a meal on. Both are made with store-bought pie crust (who has time to make from scratch with that beautiful summer sun beckoning?) and can be whipped up in about fifteen minutes plus bake time.
I even put together a little video on the assembly of this first guy, you’ll have to let me know what you think (wink).
A Simple Summer Tart: Rosemary & Tomato
Ingredients: 9″ ish pie crust, cream cheese, fresh herbs, olive oil, sliced tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes, sea salt and pepper
Mix together cream cheese and finely chopped herbs. Roll out pie crust and sprinkle a bit of olive oil throughout. Spread cream cheese mixture over the olive oil leaving about 2″ along edge of dough. Line cream cheese mixture with tomatoes and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Fold up edges of dough. Bake at 400 for 40 ish minutes, pumping up the oven to Broil for the last 10-15.
No video for this second version, but a few more photos…
A Simple Summer Tart: Apricot & Fig
Ingredients: 9″ ish pie crust, jam or jelly, honey, sliced apricots (or other fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, plums, peaches… or a combination of!)
I’ll preface that just like the last savory tart, this sweet tart has an infinite number of combinations! My favorite might be peaches + plum jam, but you can use anything you have in the fridge.
Roll out pie crust and spread jam on top within 2″ of edges. Line jam with sliced fruit and roll up edges of dough. If you’d like, brush a little extra jam on top of fruit and edges of dough. Bake at 400 for 40 ish minutes.
I try to keep frozen rolled pie crust on hand and Trader Joe’s is my favorite – though most any will do. We are getting a plethora of stone fruit and tomatoes from our neighbors and our CSA box right now so these have been an easy treat to literally throw together at any time!
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