Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts

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Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts are an easy appetizer made with puff pastry, whipped feta, and sweet heirloom tomatoes.

Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts | Bites of Bri

I hope you had a great weekend! The weather here was a little funky on Saturday but Sunday was absolutely gorgeous…think sunny skies and cooler sunny weather. It was totally worth sacrificing Saturday in exchange :).

My sister and her husband nailed their 10 mile race and we had so much fun cheering them on. Afterwards we stopped by the farmer’s market and guess what I saw for the first time this year…butternut squash! I don’t know if I’m ready for it yet.

Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts | Bites of Bri

We head out to go to the beach on Friday and I’m pretty excited for our summer vacation. After the week is over, I might be ready to begin to think about fall. Until then, I’m making the most of the tomatoes and other summery produce while we can get it.

Is it just me or does it seem like the tomatoes have been especially great this summer? Even my own garden is booming with cherry tomatoes and romas.

Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts | Bites of Bri

We’ve been eating lots of caprese salads, BLTs, and other goodies. When my sister asked me to bring a dish last week to a family get together, I decided to bring these Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts and they were a hit.

Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts | Bites of Bri

And, if you still haven’t tried whipped feta…what are you waiting for?! It’s soooo good and makes a great appetizer.

Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts | Bites of Bri

Start by removing the puff pastry from the freezer and thawing for 20 minutes. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Once the puff pastry is thawed, use a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to cut the circles. Use a size that will allow 12 rounds from the puff pastry sheet.

  Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts | Bites of Bri   Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts | Bites of Bri

Place the rounds on a silpat and bake for 18-20 minutes until puffy and golden. Remove them from the oven.

Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts 8 | Bites of Bri

Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts | Bites of Bri

While the puff pastry cooks, make the whipped feta. Combine the room temperature feta and cream cheese in a bowl. Beat until combined, then slowly stream in the whole milk. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Stir to combine.

Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts | Bites of Bri

Slice the heirloom tomatoes. Set aside.

Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts | Bites of Bri

Once the puff pastry rounds have cooled, place a small spoonful of whipped feta on top of each round. Top with an heirloom tomato slice and a small basil leaf.

  Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts | Bites of Bri

Serve these at room temperature for a tasty, quick, and fresh summer appetizer.

Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts | Bites of Bri

Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 1 dozen mini tarts

Whipped Feta Heirloom Tomato Tarts are an easy appetizer made with puff pastry, whipped feta, and sweet heirloom tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 3-4 small heirloom tomatoes
  • 4 oz block of feta, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tsp whole milk
  • salt
  • basil leaves for topping

Instructions

  1. Start by removing the puff pastry from the freezer and thawing for 20 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Once the puff pastry is thawed, use a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to cut the circles. Use a size that will allow 12 rounds from the puff pastry sheet.
  4. Place the rounds on a silpat and bake for 18-20 minutes until puffy and golden. Remove them from the oven.
  5. While the puff pastry cooks, make the whipped feta. Combine the room temperature feta and cream cheese in a bowl. Beat until combined, then slowly stream in the whole milk. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Stir to combine.
  6. Slice the heirloom tomatoes. Set aside.
  7. Once the puff pastry rounds have cooled, place a small spoonful of whipped feta on top of each round. Top with an heirloom tomato slice and a small basil leaf.
  8. Serve these at room temperature for a tasty, quick, and fresh summer appetizer.

Notes

If you wanted to serve this in squares, you could bake the entire sheet of puff pastry and then top it with the feta and tomatoes before slicing it. You would need more tomatoes.

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Comments

  1. says

    These tarts are gorgeous! What a fun appetizer to serve for the summer! I’ve never tried whipped feta before, but I definitely have to change that. And yes, I feel that the tomatoes this year have been amazing! I don’t have my own garden, but the ones that I’ve gotten from the farmer’s markets have been wonderful.

    • Bri says

      Gayle, thanks girl! These are fun and easy…a great combo! You should do your own garden. I love it and it’s so fun to walk out back and pick some tomatoes and basil.

  2. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says

    I only recently discovered whipped feta, but I am obsessed with it now.
    These look beautiful.

  3. says

    What a lucky family you have!! Sounds like a fun weekend you had! Sighting butternut squash at the market for the first time of the season is a great sign!! AHHH, love. I was SO obsessed with butternut squash last fall. It was the first time I had really had it and loved it. This tomato tart looks beautiful and sounds incredible. My favorite part is the puff pastry AND the whipped feta! Whipped feta, i’ve never had! Now i’m super curious to try it! Thanks Bri :) Have a great Monday!

    • Bri says

      Kelly, you’ve got to try the whipped feta soon. It is so good! I love butternut squash but squash means the end for tomatoes and I’m not ready! :)

  4. says

    Tomatoes have been just wonderful this year and you’re right, gotta enjoy them while you can because the ones in the grocery store off season aren’t the same. Just love puff pastry too, soo good. But heirloom tomatoes in particular have won my heart this year. Whipped feta, have not tried! Love the basil leaf on top.

    • Bri says

      The grocery store tomatoes cannot compare! People that don’t visit farmer’s markets truly do not know what great tomatoes taste like!

  5. says

    I think I am definitely ready for the butternut squash and the cooler temps! But, I am also enjoying all of the awesome summer tomatoes, so I guess I can wait a little bit longer for Fall! Whipped feta just sounds amazing! I love everything about this dish and wish I had a few of these right now!

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