Wednesday, September 9, 2015

[blogger bowl] tomato tart with goat cheese & bacon

well hey, y'all. kinda disappeared for a minute there. i've got a post coming up with more details, but i'll be sorta brief: my computer died.

apparently, 2011 macbooks have a known defect (read more here) and are fixed for free, by apple. however, when it's a sunday night, your e-book is set to debut the next day, and you just sat down to write some blog posts, and your screen goes black... you immediately start looking for a quick fix. and can't find one. and spend all night booting your machine up into different modes. and end up wiping it. and losing everything.

needless to say, my e-book did not debut, and i haven't blogged in 2 weeks. whoops. life happens. more on that in another post soon. i'm getting my shit together, i promise.

really though, this tomato tart is pretty damn important right now. forget technology. let's talk goat cheese and football. ready? ok.

this. is. amazing. and as the last humid summer nights still linger and football season gears up, it's the perfect time to make it for gameday. on a saturday, before a ballgame, wander down to your farmers market, pick up some local tomatoes and maybe local goat cheese, grab some fresh herbs and get busy. this tart comes together really quickly and is super easy.

maybe i'm reaching, but i thought the tomatoes were a simple, fresh homage to my team, the alabama crimson tide. i'm all for your typical gameday party fare, but a tomato tart is a festive, fresh way to spice it up, and the buttery, flaky puff pastry crust makes it taste just as savory as a bowl of fritos and some french onion dip (but a bazillion times better).

this easy appetizer or side dish will impress your tailgating friends and make for a delicious gameday snack. enjoy!

tomato tart with goat cheese and bacon

1 14 oz puff pastry, thawed
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
5 ounces goat cheese
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 egg
fresh thyme & basil, to taste
salt & pepper, to taste

preheat your oven to 400 degrees. thaw your puff pastry in the fridge according to package directions. when thawed, unwrap pastry on a well-floured surface and form into a rectangle, slightly curling the edges. crumble goat cheese on to pastry. fry your bacon, then crumble on to pastry on top of cheese.

thinly slice tomatoes and arrange on pastry, then top with spices. whisk together egg and a splash of water in a small bowl, then brush along edges of pastry to help it brown. bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

it’s finally college football season, and i’ve teamed up with a few other bloggers for the blogger bowl! we’ll be sharing everything from a great tailgate recipe to the perfect game day style throughout the fall. keep up with our posts on social media using the hashtag #thebloggerbowl and check out our blogs, too!

Liz from Pretty Sweet Life // Molly from Hey There Sunshine // Aubry from Finding Beautiful Truth // Beth from Bethcakes // Meredith from Meredith Noelle // Rachel from Stupid Good Rachel


  1. This looks delish, simple but so satisfying. I'm keeping it in mind for a Thanksgiving day app...as if there's never enough food that day. ;)

    xo Liz | Pretty Sweet Life

  2. yum! This is my type of food. I love these flavor combos together

  3. First off, this looks amazing! I need to try your recipe out asap!

    Second, I'm so sorry to hear about your MacBook & your e-book. Let me know if there is anything i can do. xo


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