green tomato tart

May 30, 2010

What to do when you get paid in green tomatoes?

At the end of a morning of playing music at the farmer’s market, we received a collection of  treats from many of the different vendors! Among the items was a bag of green tomatoes, and I took them home to try to make a green tomato tart. I had a recipe in mind that I wanted to try from Lee Bailey’s Country Desserts, one of my favorite cookbooks.

The crust was very simple, a mixture of flour, powdered sugar, and butter, pressed into the bottom of the tart pan. No rolling out, and it tasted delicious! I am going to remember this for other recipes…

Then I arranged apple and green tomato slices around, covered with lemon juice and dusted with a sugar and flour mixture. (You are supposed to use corn starch, but I didn’t have any.)

The recipe only called for three tablespoons of sugar in the tart. At the end you are supposed to add 1/2 a cup of blackberry jam. I didn’t have any blackberry jam, and wanting to use up something that I had in my cupboard I substituted a jar of spicy jalapeno pepper jelly. I wasn’t sure if it would go…green tomato, apple, vinegar, and the sharp bite of pepper, but it ended up tasting pretty good.

4 Responses to “green tomato tart”

  1. Sankari Says:

    OH YUMMO Torrey!!! you are a genius! Love that there is no rolling out and the combo of tomatoes and apples is just stunning! The jam pic makes my mouth water!!! What a perfect treat you have created!!!

    And by the way – you did such a great job today! And J and U totally want to see TQ soon! Big hugs sweet lovie!

  2. Moni Says:

    Not sure about green tomato tart? If the tomatoes are mature but not ripe they will ripen on the counter. To find out if the tomatoes are mature – sacrifice one of the tomatoes (the greenest one)- cut it in half from side to side and see if you cut thru the seeds…if you do the tomato is too green to ripen if you do not cut thru the seeds the gel around the seed tells you that the tomato is mature but not yet ripe. Put with some other ripe fruit like apples and in a few days they will be ripe. 🙂

  3. Gwen Says:

    This tart sounds delicious! I have so many green tomatoes sitting on the counter that I want to find new uses for. If it’s not too much trouble, would you send me the original recipe with the blackberry jam? I must try this!

    • Torrey Says:

      Hi Gwen,
      I don’t have the cookbook right now. I will try and remember to email you the recipe when I do, which will be in a month or so. It is a great recipe!

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