Tomatoes are in abundance in my garden - especially the yellow pear and cherry varieties. I wanted to do something different to use part of them. I kept hearing people talk about tomato tarts and pies. I looked at several recipes and could not find one that was exactly like I wanted. I ended up creating my own.
I started by roasting head of garlic in the toaster oven and letting it cool slightly. The base of my tomato tart is a frozen pie shell since it is too hot in my house to try to roll out a homemade one. I spread the roasted garlic in the bottom of the shell and topped it with a layer of cheese.
Then I began adding in the halved tomatoes. You could also use slices of larger tomatoes. I just piled them in about two layers thick.
The first time I made this I added the cheese on before baking. The second time I baked it for a bit and then added the cheese. The second way roasted the tomatoes a bit better. It really works either way. I just wanted to top it with a layer of cheese.
I baked this in the toaster oven at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes. I did a ring around the edge of the crust to keep it from browning too much.
I served this as a main dish with a salad. I was really surprised at how much W liked it. He requested a second one less than a week later. This will become a regular summer menu item while tomatoes are in season!