4 / Makes 1
Prep time:
20 minutes
Cooking time:
1 hour
Level of Difficulty:


10 mixed heirloom tomatoes
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
20g butter
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1 sheet good quality puff pastry
marinated goats feta, to serve
fresh rocket, to serve

This delicious tomato tarte tatin comes from the French culinary tradition. A savoury spin on the classic dessert, this method of cooking keeps the pastry crisp and golden.


Heat oven to 180C circotherm.

Cut tomatoes in half and season with salt and pepper.

Melt butter in a heavy based ovenproof pan over medium heat. Arrange tomatoes, cut side down.

Cook for 10 minutes. Add vinegar and poke garlic and thyme into crevices.

Roll out pastry and trim to the size of the pan. Place over the tomatoes, fold and tuck in around the edges. Pierce all over with a fork.

Place in oven and cook for 30 minutes until golden brown.

Set aside to cool slightly then invert onto a serving platter.

Sprinkle with feta and rocket and serve.

Serve warm.


Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55–60 g, unless specified.

Photography by Steen Vestergaard. Styling by Caroline Velik. Food preparation by Caroline Velik.

Authors Bio:

Caroline Velik is acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading commercial food stylists and has worked with many of Australia’s head chefs. As a food writer, she develops, tests and writes recipes, and has worked as Food Editor for a leading lifestyle magazine and as a regular, popular recipe contributor and columnist for a national newspaper. She is passionate about using fresh, seasonal ingredients to create delicious recipes that you will continue to cook again and again.

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