Tempo di cottura: 45 minutes Porzioni: 8
1 crust refridgerated unbaked piecrust
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
4 roma or small regular tomatoes
3/4 cup lossely packed fresh basil leaves
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
fresh basil leaves (optional)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Unfold the pie crust according to package directions. Line a 9 inch tart pan with pastry (it's easier to remove the baked tart if pan has a removable bottom.) Press the pastry into the fluted sides of the tart pan and trim the edges. Don't prick. Partially bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until pastry is slightly dry.
Remove from oven. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degree F. Meanwhile, cut the tomatoes into wedges; drain the wedges on paper towels. Arrange the tomato wedges over the melted cheese in the baked crust.
In a food processor bowl, combine basil and garlic; cover and process with on-off turns until coarsely chopped. Or snip the basil and mince the garlic.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the basil-garlic mixture, the remaining shredded mozzarella cheese, the mayonnaise, the grated Parmesan cheese, and pepper. Spread the mixture evenly over tomato wedges.
Bake in a 375 degree F oven for about 25 minutes or until cheese is golden. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting into wedges. Serve warm. If you like, garnish with additional basil leaves.