Baby tomato, pesto & prosciutto tart

Baby tomato, pesto & prosciutto tart

A simple puff pastry tart topped with ricotta, baby tomatoes, pesto & prosciutto. Easy enough for a simple throw-together lunch, but impressive enough to serve to guests.
Course appetizer or light meal
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pastry, pesto, pie, prosciutto, puff pastry, tart
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 -4
Calories 1012 kcal


  • 1 sheet of store bought puff pastry de-frosted if bought frozen
  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • salt & pepper
  • pesto homemade or good quality jarred
  • 7 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 ounces prosciutto torn into pieces
  • fresh basil
  • a little olive oil for drizzling
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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 390F/200C. Then place the pastry on a large baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Score all around the edge with a knife, leaving a border of about 1½ cm (make sure you don’t cut all the way through the pastry).
  2. Combine the ricotta cheese with the lemon zest and a little freshly ground salt & pepper in a small bowl. Put aside.
  3. Bake the pastry for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven and push the centre of the tart down with the back of a spoon (leave the rim of the tart puffed up).
  4. Now add your toppings. First spread the ricotta mixture over the tart, then add small spoonfuls of pesto and the tomatoes (cut side up is nice). Bake for another 10 minutes, then add the prosciutto, drizzle over a little olive oil and cook for another 5 minutes until the tart is golden and puffy.
  5. Finally, sprinkle the finished tart with fresh basil leaves. Serve with a fresh crisp salad and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Baby tomato, pesto & prosciutto tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1012 Calories from Fat 666
% Daily Value*
Fat 74g114%
Saturated Fat 24g120%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 666mg28%
Potassium 461mg13%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 850IU17%
Vitamin C 22.6mg27%
Calcium 193mg19%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.