Savory Tomato Tart

Savory Tomato and Caramelized Onion Tart

  • Yield: 10 1x



  • 13 oz Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 TBSP Fresh minced basil
  • 12 TBSP chilled, unsalted butter, sliced into pieces
  • 1/2 cup chilled lard, cut into 4 pieces (can use shortening)
  • 1/4 cup Vodka
  • 1/4 cup Chilled water


  • 12 TBSP Ghee
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Julienne red onion
  • 1/2 cup Mushrooms, sliced.
  • 1 TBSP Minced rosemary
  • 1 TBSP Chiffonade basil
  • 1 TBSP Minced thyme
  • 1 large Heirloom Tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup Asiago cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350


  1. Combine salt, basil, and flour in a large bowl or food processor.
  2. Add the lard (or shortening) and butter and combine. Should appear crumby when combined.
  3. Slowly add the vodka and water, folding the mixture together.
  4. The dough should be sticky when done.
  5. Wrap and store in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove dough and dust a clean working space with flour. Place plastic wrap onto the top of dough and being rolling into a circle of about 1/8” thick.
  7. Butter and flour your tart pan.
  8. Place dough into the pan and cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  9. Work on filling while dough is chilling.


  1. Sauté onions and garlic over medium heat and caramelize.
  2. Add spices and mushrooms, allow to sauté for a couple minutes more.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Remove prepared tart shell from the refrigerator.
  5. Arrange filling mix in the shell.
  6. Top with tomatoes and cheese.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. The crust should be crisp and slightly golden.
  8. Allow to cool and serve.


  • Serving Size: 6