The title of the post is rather vague, isn’t it? That’s because I’m not sure what to call these cute little baked treats….cherry tomatoes and pearl onions with a topping of gooey melting cheese. All I know is that it vanished too quickly, long before they were cooled enough to handle. This is not out of any recipe book or website, but the result of a handful of cherry tomatoes and red pearl onions that almost made it into a pasta salad but were saved just in time to snuggle into a 3-inch pastry shell and get a topping of cheese and dried thyme. I had very little pepper jack cheese in the fridge, so in it went, although I wish I hadn’t munched on the rest of the cheese yesterday.
Since there wasn’t any particular recipe I was following, it was a little of this, and little of that, and instead of folding the pastry, how about piling on the tomatoes and onions and baking a kind of mini pizza….but without tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. After a little bit of this and that, I ended up with four little tarts or something like tarts….. What would you call these?
These went into a 375-degree oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown and the cheese was gooey.
These pictures tell the rest of the story…….