Provençal Tomato Tartelettes

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For a refreshing Easter lunch appetizer, fill small vine tomatoes with your favourite fillings. I've chosen aromatic provencal flavoured breadcrumbs with herbs and garlic. There is no good cuisine without good oil and there is no Provençal cuisine without garlic. Rest each filled tomatoes on a bed of puff pastry disc and baked them until puffed and golden.
This is a super easy appetizer recipe that I found in Ricardo’s Entrees and Appetizers archives, but tweaked mine a bit by using small vine tomatoes. You can try to improvise yours with different kinds of tomatoes and fillings or just based on what you have at home.

  • 200 g Store-bought fresh puff pastry dough
  • 9 Small vine tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Butter, softened
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp Fresh thyme, chopped
  • Olive oil
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the fresh puff pastry dough and cut out 9 dough discs with a 5cm/2inch fluted cookie cutter. Save the trimmings for other use and arrange the discs on the baking sheet, leaving 5-cm/2-inch between each discs. Cover and chill while preparing others.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Using a knife, make a small cross-shaped cut in the bottom of each tomato. Place the tomatoes in boiling water for 10 seconds. Drain and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking. Peel the tomatoes. Slice a small slice off the bottom and scoop out the seeds and pulp. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, place breadcrumbs, softened butter, finely chopped garlic, and herbs. Stir until well combined. Spoon the filling into the tomato cups. Place a tomato cup on the centre of each puff disc. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the filling into the tomatoes. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  4. Drizzle each serving with olive oil. Season with pepper. Serve as an appetizer or as a side dish with Provençal-style roast chicken or leg of lamb. | © 2011 | | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Foodycat 6/4/12 17:41

Those are such pretty little mouthfuls! I really like this idea, thanks.

Sutapa 6/4/12 17:47

Lovely colorful finger food for Easter celebration!
Happy Easter to you and all your loved ones!

Baur 6/4/12 18:03

That looks awesome!

Heather 6/4/12 18:11

Such tempting little bites! I don't think I'd be able to stop eating these...

Helene Dsouza 6/4/12 18:24

The taste of the provence always reminds me of the summer flavoures and peaceful days. des tartelettes mignonne! XD

Love your transparent serving plate, I need one like that too. Already I have a bunch of ideas what I d do with it. =D

Happy Easter!

Belinda @zomppa 6/4/12 18:25

These are delightful and so super elegant!!!

Sharmilee! :) 6/4/12 18:31

Mini tarts looks like a lovely idea...looks super cute and tempting to have a bite :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 6/4/12 18:32

Wonderful tartlets! I love those flavors.

Happy easter!



Robyn 6/4/12 18:49

These are so cute! The puff pastry is a great idea to hold in any juices from the tomato when you bite into it.

Cucina49 6/4/12 19:19

Your food is always so stunning--sigh. The bright red tomato, the crispy tart shells--this is a perfect appetizer.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 6/4/12 19:43

So pretty and a perfect bite! Puff pastry is so versatile! Have a lovely weekend and Happy Easter.

Kiri W. 6/4/12 19:54

Mmmm, these look to die for! Very elegant appetizers, too. Well done!

Asian-spice mix 6/4/12 21:04

Great appetizer recipe and looks Amazing as always :)

Jenn Kendall 6/4/12 21:19

these are gorgeous and sound super delicious! love it!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 6/4/12 21:30

Tomatoes Provencale have been a part of our family recipe box for many, many years. I've never seen them presented so beautifully Angie.

Suzi 6/4/12 21:50

These really look fantastic and your photos are just gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend.

Pam 6/4/12 21:51

Love these! I could eat way too many of these babies!

Carolyn 6/4/12 22:41

Those look delicious, just perfect little bite-sized morsels.

Claudia 6/4/12 22:54

Yay! I have my Easter appetizers taken care of. They're perfect for my needs. Have a beautiful holiday weekend, Angie.

Hotly Spiced 7/4/12 00:27

I think the tomato and the herbs and garlic would go brilliantly together. What a yummy appetiser. Looks great Angie xx

peachkins 7/4/12 01:49

these are just the cutest!!!Happy Easter,Angie!

Words Of Deliciousness 7/4/12 04:26

Such a great idea, and they looks so yummy.

Anonymous 7/4/12 05:16

That is - to me - the perfect appetizer! As always, your photos are stunning!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 7/4/12 05:19

What beautiful little bites! The tomatoes, herbs, and pastry sound like a delightful appetizer!

Asmita 7/4/12 05:28

Love this appetizer! Would love to serve this to my friends.

Pacheco Patty 7/4/12 05:39

Lovely appetizer, can't wait to try this with my tomatoes! Have a Happy Easter;-)

Cherine 7/4/12 09:43

Very beautiful and appetizing tomato tartelettes!

Anonymous 7/4/12 10:26

Absolutely exquisite little bite size treats Angie!
:-) Mandy

Ah Tze 7/4/12 11:48

The food look beautiful and inviting!

anne 7/4/12 12:09

Such a great idea ! It looks beautiful and appetizing !

Anonymous 7/4/12 13:12

You are quite right Angie, they do look incredibly bright and Eastery! I adore baked tomatoes; you could do them with mushrooms too! The herbed bread crumbs sound delicious too. I agree regarding the olive oil!

Tobias @ T and Tea Cake 7/4/12 13:33

How small and pretty they look, great idea for appetizers! I also like that you can basically whip them up last minute so there is no real fuss - perfect for a relaxed easter brunch like you said!


Priya 7/4/12 13:45

Very cute and super tempting tartelettes..

Lisa @ Tarte du Jour 7/4/12 13:49

What delicate and flavorful gems! They are so lovely... perfect for hors d'oeuvres for guests!

Christine Ho 7/4/12 15:12

Very refreshing and charming appetizer.
Happy Easter!

Rosemary 7/4/12 15:22

Angie, these are simply perfect. I'm filing these away for my next party. Wonderful creation.

[Reply] 7/4/12 16:24

Cool little bites. Excellent for an appetizer at any party!!

Shutterbug 7/4/12 18:41

this is great recipe to add to a sunday brunch. hope you have a great weekend.

Amanda 7/4/12 23:05

this is just perfect for a tea party!

Catherine 8/4/12 00:51

Dear Angie, Beautiful and delicious. Perfect addition for the holiday.
Happy Easter. Blessings my dearest. Catherine xo

the food dude 8/4/12 02:49

Perfect Easter treats, beautiful photos! Have a great Easter weekend!

mr. pineapple man 8/4/12 15:31

I wish you lived next door so I could steal your food everyday!

Jeannie Tay 8/4/12 16:06

Oh these certainly look amazingly delicious and so pretty too! Happy Easter to you Angie:D

FiSh. ohFISHiee 8/4/12 16:22

i can sense the goodness from here! :) so yummy

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A Feast for the Eyes 8/4/12 17:26

What beautiful colors! I'd be tempted to use panko crumbs, for the crunch. Definitely lots of garlic and fresh herbs, too. Thanks for visiting my blog. Debby

FOODESSA 8/4/12 18:13

What amazing looking appetizers...a meal for me for sure ;o)

Angie...Here's wishing you a very wonderful Easter celebration with your loved ones.

Ciao for now,

Lenia 8/4/12 18:18

They look perfect!Happy Easter Day to you & your family!Kisses from Greece,dear!

Sarah 8/4/12 19:54

oh my! these are so gorgeous! thanks for the superb idea!

Lizzy 9/4/12 01:49

Oh, gosh, I could pop a whole ton of these bite sized gems in my mouth! I adore puff pastry...and your toppings look excellent! Thanks, Angie!

Jo 9/4/12 02:16

Gorgeous photos and ooohh so tempting!

Katie@Cozydelicious 9/4/12 03:46

These tarts are so cute! And I love your glass serving tray. Just beautiful! Hope you had a happy Easter!

JasmyneTea 9/4/12 08:05

What a great idea! Looks really tasty too :)

Janine 9/4/12 10:21

i've never tried adding breadcrumbs before but now i think of it, it's a fabulous idea!

home alarm system 9/4/12 11:11

Wao! It looks so lovely . I m loving it.

Baker Street 9/4/12 11:47

I love these bite sized treats! They would be perfect for entertaining. Bookmarked.

kitchen flavours 9/4/12 13:43

These are lovely! I could finish the whole plate, no problem! Looks so good!

Faith 9/4/12 14:26

This is an adorable little appetizer! Looks so fresh and inviting -- love the flavors!

Vicki Bensinger 9/4/12 15:06

These are wonderful little tomato bites, kind of like a mini tart. What a great recipe and perfect for a dinner party. Just one heavenly bite of this luscious tomato would be so satisfying. I love the campari tomatoes which is what it looks like you used. These will be fun to make for my next get together. Thanks for sharing!

sally 9/4/12 15:45

Great looking appetizer! I love the addition of provencal flavoured breadcrumbs.

Bake-A-Holic 9/4/12 16:07

I'm always speechless when I visit your site. You have so many interesting and unique recipes that I haven't seen anywhere on the web! These tartlettes look easy and delicious! I love to have simple yet sophisticated recipes on hand for entertaining. Thanks.

Anonymous 9/4/12 16:12

Quick question. Could you just slice the tomatoes and layer them on the pastry with a sprinkle of filling on top in lieu of boiling and peeling each one? Is it better to have a whole tomato in each one?


Karen (Back Road Journal) 9/4/12 18:29

I like your puff pastry tartelettes. I recently made provencal tomatoes but will be trying your version next.

zazacook 9/4/12 19:08

Your photos are incredibly gorgeous! And your Provençal tartelettes look so delicious :)

Tiffany 9/4/12 19:19

Delicate pillows of spring time loveliness!

Devaki 9/4/12 20:42

What an easy, elegant, eye catching super tasting seasonal appetizer! You rock Angie :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Anonymous 9/4/12 20:58

These are gorgeous, Angie! What a great party appetizer. I'm afraid I'd eat the entire platter if I made them for myself. ;)

Ivy 9/4/12 20:59

Oh I love this appetizer and it's great to have something easy and delicious as well:)

Barbara 9/4/12 21:51

Perfect little mouthfuls, Angie. Filled with flavor and easy to make!

Terra 10/4/12 04:01

Oh these would make a lovely appetizer at any party. They look gorgeous! Hugs, Terra

Dining Alone 10/4/12 04:19

Those are so adorable! My sister is always looking for appetizers to serve on these cute little spoons she has, these would be perfect.

kyleen 10/4/12 04:24

These little tartlettes are so adorable! I love how minature they are; tiny food just seems so elegant.

My Little Space 10/4/12 08:41

Oh dear, these make me drool~ ~ ~I think I need to make some pastry puff to keep in the fridge soon. Absolutely mouthwatering.
Enjoy your day.

Fimère 10/4/12 09:53

appétissant et joliment présenté
bonne journée

easyfoodsmith 10/4/12 10:51

These look so pretty and elegant finger food for parties! Love your presentation and clicks. Beautiful post!

lena 10/4/12 11:38

love these cuties! what a fabulous idea for an appetiser!

Michele | Cooking At Home 10/4/12 12:03

This is a perfect spring appetizer.

Angie's Recipes 10/4/12 13:12

@Anonymous It's not absolutely necessary to use the peeled tomatoes. So, sure you can use beef tomato halves just like original recipe.

Gloria 10/4/12 16:33

OMG Love these little tartlets are so cute but look delicious too!! gloria

My Italian Smörgåsbord 10/4/12 16:33

I am so going to copy it next time I host a party. very italian looking appetizer and very easy to make. brava!

Treat and Trick 10/4/12 16:51

Amazing photos and look so tempting!

Sanjeeta kk 10/4/12 18:41

What a cute appetizer they always amaze me with such unusual and yum recipes, Angie!

Jen at The Three Little Piglets 10/4/12 19:25

Those sound like heavenly little bites! With or without the puff pastry part!

Rebecca Subbiah 11/4/12 01:07

lovely bite size treats for a dinner party

Reeni 11/4/12 02:11

These are gorgeous little tarts! I love how versatile they are! I want to eat them all summer long.

Ilke 11/4/12 02:48

Very clever Angie. Perfect summer appetizer. I love how it sits in the puff pastry.

Rosita Vargas 11/4/12 04:33

Angie te han quedado de lujo me tomaría una para mi desayuno,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Elisabeth 12/4/12 01:25

Good thing to know that I don't have to wait till next Easter to make these yummy little tomato tartelettes. Perfect little bites of goodness!

Becki's Whole Life 13/4/12 03:48

Such a great use of puff pastry and fresh ingredients. This is a fun appetizer!

Chic & Gorgeous Treats 13/4/12 04:42

Hi Angie! Thanks so much for stopping by over at my blog.. I am in Awwweee right now, mesmerized by your skills and talents. Really inspires me to do well too. This tomato tartelettes are definitely up my alley. I believe I still have quite a lot of tomatoes.. and I can't wait to make this for my family. A light lunch perhaps.. a great way to start the weekend!! Do stay in touch too. Cheers, Jo

Magic of Spice 14/4/12 20:59

These are so fun, and would make a delightful brunch starter :)

Kathy 16/4/12 14:30

Simply beautiful! They look so delicious!

Eri 16/4/12 18:34

Hello Angie, it's good to be here! I love this tiny bite!

Mary 16/4/12 23:57

These are beautiful, Angie. I bet the flavors were amazing. I can hardly wait for the tomatoes in my garden!!

CJ - Food Stories 6/5/12 19:04

These look so dainty and delicious ... Fabulous!


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