Sun Tart à la Provençale

This is anoth­er way of mak­ing a “tarte soleil”, a.k.a. sun­burst tart, with puff pas­try (see the oth­er tarte soleil here). In this sun tart à la provençale, the rays of the sun are cov­er­ing the tart’s fill­ing. It looks beau­ti­ful, and it tastes even bet­ter! This tart uses fla­vors from the region of Provence, hence the name à la provençale. I love provençale cui­sine as it is light, healthy and fla­vor­ful!

tarte soleil provencale


I looked at many dif­fer­ent French recipes for this tart. In the end, I made my own deli­cious recipe, which I am shar­ing with you today!

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Deli­cious and Beau­ti­ful Sun Tart à la Provençale
Puff Pas­try Sun Tart with fla­vors from the French region of Provence.
tarte soleil provencale
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 min­utes
Cook Time 20 min­utes
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 min­utes
Cook Time 20 min­utes
tarte soleil provencale
  1. Pre­heat oven to 350 degrees Fahren­heit.
  2. Roll out your puff pas­try in the shape of a cir­cle. In the mid­dle of the cir­cle, press an upside-down bowl to make an imprint of a small­er cir­cle. With a knife, divide that small­er cir­cle into 8 equal-sized slices.
    inner circle with 8 slices
  3. Cut the zuc­chi­ni into slices and pre-cook the slices in boil­ing water for about 2 min­utes. Cut the cher­ry toma­toes and the cher­ry-size moz­zarel­la balls in halves. Place the zuc­chi­ni, the cher­ry toma­toes, the moz­zarel­la and the feta on the puff pas­try in the space that is in-between the out­er and the inner cir­cle (see pic­ture).
  4. Sea­son with salt, pep­per and Herbes de Provence (see recipe notes).
  5. Take a slice of the inner cir­cle and flip it over the veg­eta­bles and cheeses you just placed on the tart. Repeat with every slice. These are the rays of your sun.
  6. With a pas­try brush, apply the egg wash on the rays of the sun.
    egg wash
  7. Bake in oven for 20 min­utes. Enjoy!
    tarte soleil provencale
Recipe Notes

If you can’t find Herbes de Provence in your local store, you can buy it online here.

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This tarte soleil, like the oth­er tarte soleil or the toma­to tart, has end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties. Don’t hes­i­tate to explore with oth­er ingre­di­ents, and cre­ate your own fill­ing!

Bon Appétit!

French Mom


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