Ratatouille Tart



  • 2 (4 1/2-oz.) tomatoes, cut into 1/4-in.-thick slices (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 3 (3-oz.) baby eggplants, cut into 1/4-in.-thick slices (about 1 cup)
  • 4 (1-oz.) baby zucchini, diagonally sliced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1 large shallot, roughly chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 (3/4-oz.) baby bell peppers, roughly chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 (17.3-oz.) pkg. frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, divided



  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place tomato slices on half of a parchment-paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil, and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Toss together eggplants, zucchini, shallot, bell peppers, vinegar, and remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a bowl; spread evenly on opposite half of prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle eggplant mixture with 3/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the black pepper. Roast in preheated oven until vegetables are tender and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.
  2. Increase oven temperature to 425°F. Place puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured work surface, and roll into a 14- x 10-inch rectangle. Lightly brush a 1/4-inch border with water, and fold border up and over to create a raised edge. Place dough rectangle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Poke holes all over bottom of dough with a fork. Sprinkle bottom of dough evenly with goat cheese and 1 teaspoon of the thyme. Bake at 425°F until lightly browned, about 12 minutes.
  3. Top crust evenly with tomato slices in a single layer, and top evenly with eggplant mixture. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Return to oven, and bake until pastry is golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer baking sheet to a wire rack, and cool until crust is set, about 10 minutes.

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Bon Appétit!