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Rustic Heirloom Tomato Tart {gluten-free}

This rustic heirloom tomato tart showcases colorful heirlooms in a shatteringly flaky gluten-free crust kissed with fresh oregano, mozzarella, and parmesan. 
Prep: 40 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Chilling time: 40 minutes
Total: 2 hours
Servings: 4 large or 8 small servings, makes 1 large tart
Author: The Bojon Gourmet

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Flaky Gluten-Free All-Butter Pie Dough, preferably the buttermilk variation made in the food processor and given two turns, chilled (or your favorite pie dough recipe for one 9-inch crust)
  • GF oat flour, for rolling the dough
  • ~ 2 pounds heirloom tomatoes (about 4 large), sliced crosswise a scant ½-inch thick
  • fine sea salt, as needed
  • 1 egg, beaten well
  • 5 ounces (140 g) grated whole-milk mozzarella (1 packed cup)
  • 1 ½ ounces (40 g) grated parmesan (1/2 packed cup)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano, plus some pretty leaves for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, pressed or minced
  • flaky salt
  • cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • While the pie dough chills, spread the sliced tomatoes over a triple layer of paper towels placed on a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt. Let sit 30 minutes (longer is fine), then blot the tomatoes dry with more paper towels, and flip them over onto a fresh stack of paper towels. Sprinkle the second sides with ¼ teaspoon salt and let sit 30 minutes. Blot dry.
  • Let the dough stand at room temperature until slightly softened, 5 minutes in a warm kitchen 
or 15 minutes in a cool kitchen. Sandwich the dough between 2 large pieces of parchment paper dusted lightly with oat flour, and gently begin pressing it flat, then roll it into a 12 by 16-inch (30 by 40-cm) rectangle. As you work, periodically peel back the top piece of parchment, dust the dough lightly with oat flour, replace the parchment, grasp the dough sandwich with both hands and flip the whole thing over. Peel off the new top piece of parchment, dust with flour and continue to roll. If the dough is uneven, cut off the long bits and press them onto the short bits, rolling
 to adhere. When your rectangle measures 12 by 16 inches (30 by 40 cm), trim the sides so that they’re even and straight. If your dough becomes soft or sticky at any point, slip it onto a baking sheet, parchment and all, and chill it for 10–20 minutes to firm the butter.
  • When the crust is rolled out, slide the dough onto a baking sheet (unrimmed if you’ve got one), still on the parchment, and chill until firm, 20 minutes.
  • Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 400ºF.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and brush the whole thing with a thin layer of beaten egg. Leaving a 1 ½ -inch rim on all sides, sprinkle evenly with the grated mozzarella, parmesan, and oregano. Layer the sliced, drained tomatoes over the top, overlapping them slightly, using only as many will fit in a single layer. Fold the dough edges over to form a crust, and brush with the beaten egg.
  • Transfer the tart to the oven and bake until the crust is golden and the filling bubbles, 40-50 minutes, peeking under the crust to make sure it isn’t burning toward the end. While the tart bakes, stir together the olive oil and garlic.
  • Remove the tart from the oven, drizzle with the garlic oil and a sprinkle of flaky salt and pepper, and finish with some oregano leaves. Cut the tart into rectangles and serve warm.
  • The tart is best within a few hours of baking, but leftovers keep well, refrigerated airtight, for up to 3 days. Reheat slices in a cast iron skillet set over a low flame; this will help the bottom crust crisp.

Notes

Be sure to give yourself time to make the dough, give it two turns, and let it chill; a few hours total, most of which is inactive. The dough can be made up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated airtight.
If gluten isn’t an issue, feel free to make this with your preferred pie dough or even store-bought puff pastry; you’ll need enough for one single-crust 9-inch pie.
The tomatoes can be salted and drained while the dough chills. If you don’t have heirloom tomatoes, try this with any good, ripe tomatoes, particularly dense-fleshed ones such as dry-farmed early girls or romas.
Nutritional values are based on one of four large servings.

Nutrition

Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 807mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2325IU | Vitamin C: 31.3mg | Calcium: 366mg | Iron: 2mg
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