Tomato, Chilli Pesto and Mascarpone Valentine Tarts

On the table in 60mins

Serves 2

vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1 pack Jus-Rol Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
  • Plain flour for dusting
  • Oil to grease
  • 150g Mascarpone
  • 4 tbsp. Sacla’ Fiery Chilli Pesto
  • 4 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • Salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 rounded tbsp. Parmesan, finely grated
  • Basil leaves, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6
  2. Half the pastry and roll both halves out on a lightly floured surface to 2mm thick
  3. Use a small plate to cut out a circle from each half then trim the edges with a small sharp knife to make heart shapes. Lightly prick the pastry all over with a fork
  4. Lightly oil a baking tray and lift the pastry onto it and chill for 30 minutes
  5. Mix the mascarpone and Sacla’ Fiery Chilli Pesto together and lightly season to taste
  6. Bake the pastries on the middle shelf for 8-10 minutes until golden and well risen, then remove from the oven and leave to cool, about 10 minutes
  7. Divide the Pesto-mascarpone between the pastry hearts and spread it to the edges
  8. Bake the pastries on the middle shelf for 8-10 minutes until golden and well risen, then remove from the oven and leave to cool, about 10 minutes
  9. Divide the Pesto-mascarpone between the pastry hearts and spread it to the edges
  10. Arrange the tomatoes on top, season and sprinkle with Parmesan
  11. Grill the tarts for about 1 minute until tomatoes have softened and the tart has warmed through. (Be careful not to let the pastry burn)
  12. Garnish with basil leaves, and serve on warm dinner plates

Made with...

Sacla' Fiery Chilli Pesto 190g
£2.50

When we say ‘fiery’, we mean it. Experience explosions of heat with every forkful. Whether you enjoy it with halloumi or toss it into spaghetti for a late-night snack like an Italian.

Our Fiery Chilli Pesto simply combines garlic, olive oil and hot chillies. To make it our own, we’ve also added red peppers and juicy ripe tomatoes.


It’s never been easier to add heat to your favourite dishes. Just don’t be surprised when your tongue is left tingling!

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