Cheese, ham and cherry tomato tart

Go gourmet with the classic combo of ham, cheese and tomato. All you need to do is artfully add them to pastry, and dinner’s done.

Ingredients

2 sheets (25 x 25cm) frozen shortcrust pastry, just thawed
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 eggs
115g (1 1/3 cups) coarsely grated cheddar
85g (3/4 cup) coarsely grated swiss cheese
3 slices ham, cut into 1cm-thick strips
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
30g feta, crumbled
Fresh lemon thyme, to serve

 

Method

SERVINGS: 4

1) Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Cut 1 pastry sheet into 8 strips. Place remaining pastry sheet on the tray. Place 2 pastry strips on top of each other along the edge of the pastry sheet to create a border. Repeat with remaining strips. Trim excess pastry at the corners. Pinch the edges of the pastry to decorate.

2) Whisk the sour cream and 1 egg in a bowl until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the cheddar and Swiss cheese. Spread the cheese mixture over the pastry, leaving a 2cm border around the edge. 3 Arrange the ham in a diamond pattern over the cheese mixture. Place 1 tomato half, cut-side up, in the centre of each diamond. Top with the feta.

3) Whisk the remaining egg in a small bowl. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Top with lemon thyme.

 

Source: Taste.com.au
Photography by Brett Stevens

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