heirloom tomato and fresh mozzarella galette

Today I am filling my breakfast galette with heirloom tomatoes floating over fresh mozzarella. I’m attracted to the striking colors of the tomatoes in addition to their curvy irregular shapes. Webster defines an heirloom as a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations. Similarly, we admired the heirloom wooden boats assembled at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Show after devouring breakfast.

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared pie crust (found in the grocery refrigerated section)
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes (variety of colors), sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 6 ciliegine mozzarella balls (cherry size)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh basil thinly sliced for garnish

Instructions

1

Heat oven to 425°F.

2

Unroll the piecrust onto the conter of a baking sheet.

3

Arrange the tomatoes in a circle, leaving 1 inch of crust uncovered around the edge.

4

Top evenly with mozzarella balls.

5

Season with salt and pepper.

6

Fold the edges over the tomatoes to form a crust.

7

Bake for 45 minutes until the crust is crisp on the bottom and browned on top.

8

Remove from the oven and sprinkle basil over the top.

9

Cut into wedges and serve warm.

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