It was too tasty to be my own recipe.
February 26, 2010 4:44 PM   Subscribe

Did I imagine this delicious recipe for a thyme, tomato and camembert/brie tart? Help me find it please!

I have a somewhat fuzzy memory of making a tart that layered tomato and either camembert or brie, and was topped with crushed thyme.

I half-remembered it also having thinly sliced potatoes, but I couldn't swear to that.

It definitely did not have egg or anything else in it, it was very simple which added to its appeal. Just layers of thinly sliced tomato alternating with thin slices of brie or camembert (and the afore-mentioned possibility of potato), and sprigs of fresh thyme.

I remember using puff pastry for the base, but that may or may not have been in the recipe. I don't usually make pastry so it might have been a quick-and-easy substitute.

It seems likely I would have got the recipe from the internet. I use a lot. I made it about four years ago. But I can't for the life of me find it on google. Do I have false-memory syndrome about this delicious dish?!
posted by indienial to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
posted by A Terrible Llama at 5:28 PM on February 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

Ina Garten has a Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart made with puff pastry in her Back to Basics cookbook. It does have thyme in it too. No camembert or brie though.
posted by geeky at 6:13 PM on February 26, 2010

Response by poster: Nope, definitely no goat's cheese. I remember cutting the cheese up and it was definitely brie or camembert. Thanks though.
posted by indienial at 6:19 PM on February 26, 2010

would this work for you....

Baby Zucchini, tomato, and brie tartlets
posted by Country Dick Montana at 6:55 PM on February 26, 2010

Here's a very simple tomato, camembert, and no eggs recipe.

Here's another with thyme, no eggs, tomato, and camembert, but not super simple.

Here's one with camembert, tomatoes, thyme, super simple ingredients wise, but unfortunately also with goat cheese, but on puff pastry (could be left out).

Here's one that is JUST puff pastry, brie, tomatoes, and basil (but trivially easy to substitute thyme).
posted by eleanna at 9:41 PM on February 26, 2010

Tomato and Camembert Tart. Holy mother does it look good.
posted by kitchencrush at 2:19 AM on February 27, 2010

Response by poster: These are all good, but not what I was looking for.

I ended up just using puff pastry, slicing the tomatoes and brie thinly, and layering them, then sprinkling with thyme, salt and pepper. Hot oven for 25 minutes and voila!

The tomatoes were a bit soggy, but it was delicious. Very quick and easy too. If anyone wants to try this at home, I'd suggest slicing the tomatoes and grilling them lightly first to cut down on the moisture, or just use really firm tomatoes.

Thanks everyone for the awesome recipes!
posted by indienial at 11:03 PM on February 27, 2010

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