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!
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!
Delicious and Beautiful Sun Tart à la Provençale
Puff Pastry Sun Tart with flavors from the French region of Provence.
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.
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).
Season with salt, pepper and Herbes de Provence (see recipe notes).
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.
With a pastry brush, apply the egg wash on the rays of the sun.
Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy!
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!