I saw this post a few weeks ago on Closet Cooking and new I wanted to try it. This past weekend I was looking for puff pastry and accidentally picked up filo dough. Note, the two are not interchangeable, but I had never worked with either so how was I supposed to know? Haha, the things you learn while food blogging. Anyway, I don't think I used enough of the dough, so my tart came out pretty thin, but it was delicious. I didn't have any mozzarella on hand so I mixed together the last of my Gruyere and a little bit of Parmesan. I probably could have sliced my tomatoes a little thinner too, but they came out nice and juicy. Using a pizza cutter really helped when cutting slices of it. The tart and a nice glass of cold white wine was a perfect way to wind down after a day of cooking on Sunday.
Filo Tomato Tart
(Adapted from Sunset)
5 sheet filo dough, thawed
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons grated Gruyere cheese
2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray paper with cooking-oil spray (or brush lightly with vegetable oil). Lay 1 sheet filo on paper and brush lightly with a little melted butter. Sprinkle all over with Parmesan. Repeat layering with the remaining filo (with filo, butter, and Parmesan), pressing each sheet firmly so it sticks to sheet below. Lay the last filo sheet on top, brush with remaining melted butter, and sprinkle on Parmesan.
Mix 2 tablespoons Parmesan with 2 tablespoons Gruyere. Scatter onion across filo, top with Gruyere and Parmesan, and arrange tomato slices in a single layer. Sprinkle with thyme and salt and pepper to taste.
Bake until filo is golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes, then serve.