It may not sound like it, but pizza and tart do go together sometimes. We’re having some pizza cravings here, so I whipped out my tart pan and gathered some Parmesan cheese and almond flour.
I’ve used a 1:1 ratio of Parmesan cheese and almond flour for other recipes, like the Parmesan crackers and croutons and Parmesan Thyme crackers. This ratio works well overall for a number of crusty and crunchy-type baked things using a hard cheese (like Parmesan) and flour. My next experiment with this ratio will probably be bread sticks.
Tip I love this tart pan because it is non-stick, so I don’t have to oil or butter it and I don’t worry about the crust sticking. If you don’t want to use a non-stick pan, butter or oil the pan generously, or place some parchment paper below the crust.
Tart Crust Ingredients (used to fill an 11 inches x 7 inches tart pan)
- 1 cup of almond flour
- 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons of water
- 1/4 teaspoon of dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
Tart Filling Ingredients
- 3/4 cup of thick pizza sauce (tomato sauce seasoned with herbs and olive oil)
- 3/4 cup of your favorite pizza cheese for the top (grated)
- about 1/4 teaspoon of dried basil, oregano, and garlic powder sprinkled on top
- Preheat your oven to
350375 degrees F.
- Add the almond flour, cheese, basil, oregano and water to a food processor or blender, and process for several seconds, or until it starts to crumble or clump together a bit. It should be soft and sticky. If not, add a bit more water.
- Scoop or pour the crumble crust mixture into your tart pan.
- Spread the mixture out evenly, and then use your fingers to press the tart into the shape of the pan.
- Bake the tart for about 12 minutes, or until it is just starting to turn yellow on top and on the edges.
- Take the tart out of the oven and spread the pizza sauce evenly across the crust. Then add the grated cheese, and finally sprinkle the oregano, basil and garlic powder on top.
- Raise the oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
- Place the tart back in the oven, and bake for about 12 minutes, or until the cheese is just starting to brown.
- Cool, slice, and store any leftovers in the refrigerator for another day. Reheat slices at 350 degrees F for about 7 minutes.