The Best Yummy Tomato Tart Appetizer

If you like having friends over, I’ve got a real winner for snacks and appetizers.  Tomato tarts made with puff pastry are satisfying finger food.  Start with a handful of cherry or grape tomatoes, cream cheese and puff pastry.  Bake and serve.







Wanting a great edge, I rolled out my puff pastry and cut into rectangles with a pastry crimper, but you can choose the simpler method.  Roll out the pastry dough thin, place on parchment paper, spread with cream cheese, add onions and herbs, and bake.  Then cut it with sharp knife or pizza cutter.



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If you do not like the hot pepper I’ve included, you may substitute a sweet pepper. The recipe provides 4 servings as an appetizer.

Tomato Tart Appetizer

Use organic when available. Serves 4


Tomato Tart Appetizer

Tomato tarts made with puff pastry are satisfying finger food.  Start with a handful of cherry or grape tomatoes, cream cheese and puff pastry.  Bake and serve.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword tomato tart, tomato tart appetizer
Servings 4


  • 8 oz puff pastry (1 sheet puff pastry defrosted)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp green onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp finely chopped hot red pepper (no seeds or ribs)
  • 2 cups cherry  tomatoes, halved (or plum tomatoes)
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1/2 tsp sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • In bowl blend cream cheese, cream, nutmeg, egg, green onion, basil, hot red pepper
  • Roll pastry thin
  • Cut into rectangles (optional)
  • Place on parchment paper on cookie sheet
  • Spread cream cheese mixture on pastry
  • Top pastry with tomatoes
  • Add additional green onions
  • Sprinkle top with sugar, salt and pepper
  • Bake about 15 to 20 minutes or until tomatoes wrinkle
  • Serve




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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

35 thoughts to “The Best Yummy Tomato Tart Appetizer”

  1. Carol those look absolutely scrumptious! I have a feeling even my kids would eat them. Thanks for sharing #MMBC x

  2. These are gorgeous, Carol! I love tomatoes, and I know I would love your lovely Tomato Tart Appetizers! Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

  3. Wow, not only do they look delicious they are really pretty, too. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty. Stop by and visit me when you are out and about at Vintage Mama’s Cottage. Hope to catch up with you again soon! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

  4. Hello, This truly looks delicious!! I am so going to make this and thank you for sharing this Yummy!
    My daughter lives in Flordia and I do hope she moves back home to our state very soon as they all say it is so very hot there!
    Blessings, Roxy

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