Heirloom Tomato & Sweet Corn Tart w/ Smoked Gouda Crust (For Two!)
Tomatoes and corn are at their peak right now, and I am loving every second.
My kitchen has transformed into a literal FEAST of romas, beefsteaks, heirlooms, and husks, it’s seriously amazing. And while galettes, pies, and dips are all perfect ways to use them, sometimes I need something petite. And that’s how I ended up with this delightfully dainty tart. Because when you have just a handful of goodies about to spoil, this is the ideal way to use them.
Whenever I’m cooking for two I like to utilize small appliances, too. Kitchens are built for many, so revving up my hot, loud, impossible-to-clean oven for a small-scale dish often feels ridiculous. So when I need the power and function of a full-size oven without the needless baggage, I use the KitchenAid® Compact Oven. It fits comfortably on my countertop, is easy to clean, AND doesn’t turn my kitchen into a sauna. But most importantly – it works.
Crispy, crunchy, perfectly cooked dishes slide out of it every time, this heirloom tomato & sweet corn tart included.
You start by making a homemade dough to serve as the base of the tart. A simple combination of flour, butter, salt, sugar, and water is all it takes, and I promise even novices can handle this. A few stirs, a touch of kneading, and boom! Dough is made. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 45 minutes (or up to 36 hours!), then begin working on your other ingredients.
Freshly sliced tomatoes and corn work best here, so get ready to use those biceps. For the corn, I always use sweet cobs – yellow or white is fine – and when it comes to the tomatoes, variety is key. Deep blood red, bright green, and sunset orange heirlooms make this a standout, so when you’re buying them, think bold. Anyway, slice up the tomatoes, remove the corn kernels from the cobs, and clean up your prep space. By the time that’s all finished, the dough should be close to set.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a rectangle that’s about 1/8” thick, then transfer to the KitchenAid® Compact Oven’s broil pan. Not only does this come included (yes!), it’s the PERFECT size for twosome cooking. Sprinkle the grated smoked gouda all over the crust, then layer with sliced tomatoes and corn. Drizzle everything with olive oil and seasoning, then gently roll up the dough to create a proper crust. Lastly coat the dough in egg wash, then bake!
In just 1 hour you’ll be slicing into sweet, savory, crispy deliciousness.
The Compact Oven’s convenient “bing!” will let you know when the tart is finished. And when you hear that noise, TRUST that you are in for one seriously delicious dish. The tomatoes roast perfectly, the corn crinkles ever so slightly, and the dough? Buttery, flaky, heaven.
Personally, I love how the smoked gouda lends a luscious taste of creaminess without distracting from the tomato and corn’s freshness. It’s a little extra kick + “oomph” that’s still polished and proportionate, making it the ideal accompaniment to this dish. If summer were a hug, it would probably be this tart. And best of all? This is really, truly, for TWO!
Slice it into six equal slices, pour the wine, and enjoy.
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This recipe was created in partnership with KitchenAid®. All opinions are my own.