Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Summer Tart with Zucchini, Tomato, and Bacon

Did you know that if you put bacon in anything it just might taste better? I love making tarts. Yeah, it's all about the crust. Well, the funny thing about this one was the crust was not perfect. I do not know what was done incorrectly but it was not as easy to work with as it always is. I used my usual recipe, the only difference was I added fresh thyme to the dough. Perhaps it was the weather?

Anyway, a troublesome crust was not about to stop me from making this tart. I sauteed Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Patty Pan Squash in a little olive oil and seasoned it with salt and pepper. Also sauteed some shallots and onions.
I rolled out the crust into a kind of a rectangle. I brushed the crust with Dijon mustard. I had seen that done on a recipe somewhere online. It was the perfect addition. I put some sliced cheddar down on top of the mustard and then layered on the vegetables. Next I added sliced tomatoes. An heirloom tomato, a yellow tomato, and a variety of cherry tomatoes. I topped the tart with cooked bacon.
The tart went in a 375˚ oven for about 35 minutes, until the crust began to brown but not burn.
This was a perfect summer dinner along with a simple green salad.

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