James Strawbridge’s Tomato Tarte Tatin

James Strawbridge’s Tomato Tarte Tatin

Bright, colourful, nutritious and tasty, this brilliant recipe is a sure-fire summer hit that you can put together in a hurry and get back to the garden.

Tomato Tarte Tatin
Serves 4



  1. Preheat your oven to 200˚C and roll out your puff pastry on a floured surface to a 30cm diameter. In a 22cm frying pan heat ½ your olive oil and caramelise the shallots on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes until they soften and start to brown. Then turn over and repeat, adding in your tomatoes and chopped garlic into the gaps.
  2. Cook for a final 2 minutes on the heat and then add balsamic vinegar on top of the shallots, tomato and garlic. Add torn basil and then remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Place the puff pastry over the tomatoes and tuck all around the edges to form a lid. This will be the base once it’s baked and flipped over. Cut two small holes in the centre for steam to escape and to stop the pastry ballooning in the middle.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly for 5 minutes and then carefully turn over your tarte tatin onto a plate and drizzle with a little more oil and vinegar. Garnish with basil leaves.

As featured in

The Green Grass and High Tides Podcast

Green Grass and High Tides Podcast Cover Image Series 2_Tomatoes Square

In this podcast collaboration with 44 Foods, James explores some of his favourite ingredients from the land and coast of Britain. British heritage tomatoes have an amazing variety colours and flavours. For the final episode of this series, James creates a stunning tarte tatin that’s sweet and summery.

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