Caprese Tatin: The Ultimate Summer Pizza Fusion
French-Italian fusion! Enjoy this easy-to-make, mouthwatering Caprese Tart Tatin Pizza all summer.
- 400 gr puff pastry
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Fresh thyme
- 2-3 tomatoes
- 1-2 white onions
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chili flakes to taste
- 1 fresh mozzarella
- Basil for garnish
- Tart tray
- Oven-proof round plate or oven-proof tray
- Cooling rack
Summer days are best spent with friends and family in the backyard, sipping cocktails, and sharing laughs over a table brimming with party food.
Pizza, a timeless favorite, often takes center stage. However, making the perfect pizza dough can be a daunting task, especially if you're aiming to feed a crowd.
Therefore, we decided to create a fusion of French and Italian cuisine, marrying the elegance of a Tarte Tatin with the wholesome heartiness of a classic pizza. This fusion led to the creation of our delightful Caprese Tart Tatin Pizza. And might I say that it’s the perfect twist on your traditional summer pizza recipe.
How to Make This Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe
- Preheat your oven to 200°C.
- Take a tart tray, grease it with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Sprinkle salt, pepper, fresh thyme, and chili flakes in the tray, evenly distributed over the entire surface.
- Cut 1-2 white onions lengthwise and place them in the tray. Do the same with 2-3 tomatoes and place them face down in the tray.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven.
Easy Tarte Tatin Recipe: The Pastry
- Meanwhile, roll out 400 g of puff pastry sheet and spread 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard on it.
- When the tomatoes and onions are cooked, place the puff pastry sheet over them with the mustard side down.
- Make holes with a fork all over its surface.
- Then put the tray back in the oven for another 25 minutes.
Finalizing your Summer Pizza Recipe
- After the tart is ready, let it cool on a rack for 5 minutes. Preheat the oven to 235 degrees.
- Working with a knife, work all around the margins of your tarte to release them from the dish.
- Then carefully turn your tarte out onto a round oven-proof plate or another tray.
- Place bits of fresh mozzarella all over your tart.
- Then return it to the oven for another 10-15 minutes, or until the mozzarella has melted and nicely browned.
- Take it out of the oven, garnish with fresh basil, and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
That's it. Simple as one, two, three. And now for some wiki facts about this Caprese Tatin.
The Tarte Tatin, named after the Tatin sisters who originally made it, is a classic French dish traditionally made with caramelized apples. Pizza, on the other hand, has Italian origins, being a staple dish of Neapolitan cuisine. By combining these two, we've created a summer pizza recipe that's sure to wow your guests.
Let's check out some of the most frequently asked questions on the matter of this dish:
Q: What is the best summer pizza topping?
A: Fresh, seasonal produce like tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchinis, and basil are great choices for summer pizza toppings.
Q: Can I make this with other seasonal pizza toppings?
A: Yes, this recipe is flexible. You can substitute with other vegetables like bell peppers or eggplants, or add some protein like cooked chicken or prosciutto.
Q: Can you make tarte tatin in advance?
A: Yes, you can prepare it ahead of time and bake it just before serving.
Q: How can I store this tarte tatin pizza?
A: After it has cooled down completely, you can store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Q: Can this tarte tatin pizza be served cold?
A: Yes, this dish tastes great even when it's cold. It could be a great addition to your picnic or potluck.
And that’s how you make an easy tarte tatin recipe transformed into a summer pizza! Enjoy this delightful fusion at your next summer gathering, and keep exploring summer pizza ideas that suit your taste.
Nutrition Facts / Serving
- Calories 265
- Total Fat 17 g
- Cholesterol 11 mg
- Sodium 218 mg
- Potassium 205 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 24 g
- Sugars 4 g
- Protein 7 g