Tomato & Camembert Tart

Yield: 12 servings


Tart Dough

  • 1 1⁄2 cups flour
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons add more as needed extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄2 cup grated gruyere cheese
  • 4 plum tomatoes cut into 1/2-inch slices and seeds removed
  • 6 ounces camembert cheese sliced into 1/8-inch strips
  • 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leave
  • 1 small bay leaf finely crumbled
  • 2 garlic cloves minced


1. To make the tart dough: Using a pastry blender (or 2 knives), mix the flour, butter, salt, and pepper until mixture resembles coarse meal.

2. Using a fork, mix in 2 tablespoons of the oil and the water just until the bottom of the mixture begins to cling together. If necessary, add an additional tablespoon of oil.

3. Gather the dough into a ball, flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes.

4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

5. Roll out the chilled dough into a 14-inch circle and place it into a tart pan; set aside.

6. Spread the mustard over the bottom of the tart shell. Sprinkle the Gruyère evenly over the mustard and alternately place the tomato and Camembert over the Gruyère.

7. In a small bowl, mix the remaining 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil, all of the herbs, and the garlic together and brush two-thirds of the mixture over the tart. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 35 minutes.

8. Remove the tart and brush it with the remaining oil. Serve warm. Enjoy!