Tomato & Feta Upside-Down Pastry
This is such a delicious and easy savory treat. I love to make it as an appetizer or a light meal. The magic combination of Mediterranean flavors is what makes this Tomato & Feta Upside Down Pastry so good. It’s filled with ripe tomatoes, tangy feta, and plenty of oregano - you can’t go wrong!
The trick to making this all come together is to work very quickly and carefully with the puff pastry. When it’s thawed it can get sticky very quickly, you want to make sure you have all the ingredients ready to go at the same time. I always buy frozen puff pastry because making it from scratch is difficult and time consuming.
When tomatoes aren’t in season, I typically buy the hot house tomatoes you can find at the store. They’re often sold as tomatoes-on-the-vine. These work very well for this recipe because the tomatoes become sweeter and more concentrated when they are roasted. Be sure to be generous with the oregano, too. This is what takes this dish over the top and gives it a true Mediterranean twist.
Serve this pastry when it comes out of the oven. You want the ingredients to be hot the cheese to be soft. For a light meal I’ll have a nice green salad served alongside. For a bigger meal I’ll plate this as a delicious appetizer and serve it at a seated meal. My kids like to eat it for a quick lunch in the summertime. It’s almost like eating a savory tomato pie!
Once you master this recipe you can tweak it as you see fit. Try heirloom tomatoes with different colors to make it even prettier. You could also add a little red onion or try a different cheese like fresh mozzarella. Everyone will always be impressed because it looks so fancy when it comes out of the oven – only you know how easy it really is!
Tomato & Feta Upside Down Pastry
This is another great way to make an upside-down pastry treat. It’s super easy to complete and makes a wonderful light meal or heavy snack. Enjoy!
Puff pastry sheet
Olive oil (for drizzling on the parchment paper on the baking sheet)
2-3 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
Preheat your oven to 375°F.
On the parchment paper on the baking sheet, drizzle olive oil on six different spots, spaced apart.
Sprinkle a layer of Parmesan cheese evenly over each of the olive oil spots on the parchment paper.
Arrange the thinly sliced tomatoes on top of the Parmesan cheese on each spot. Then, sprinkle a layer of crumbled feta cheese evenly over the tomatoes on each spot.
Sprinkle dried oregano, sea salt, and garlic powder evenly over the feta cheese on each spot.
Place an individual puff pastry sheet over each prepared spot, tucking in the edges if necessary to form a border. Brush the tops of the puff pastries with the beaten egg for a golden finish.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the puff pastry is puffed and golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let each pastry cool for a few minutes before serving.
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