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Verrill's Corn and Tomato Tart

by in Jul 2009
The best corn recipe I've ever found is this tart from Verrill Farm in Concord, Massachusetts, where, in late summer, I buy armfuls of ears almost daily. At the farmstand's annual corn-and-tomato festival, people wait in long lines for this dish, which not only dazzles the tastebuds but looks gorgeous, too.

Read more about Verrill's Corn and Tomato Tart.
Verrill's Corn and Tomato Tart
Photo/Art by Aimee Seavey

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 ears of corn, kernels cut off
  • Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Baked Piecrust
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions:

Heat oven to 375°.In a medium saucepan over medium heat, saute onions and garlic in olive oil until onions are translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add corn kernels and cook about 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Put half of the corn mixture into Baked Piecrust. Layer grated cheese evenly on top. Add remaining corn mixture. Scatter cherry tomatoes and scallions on top. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and cream; pour egg mixture over tart. Bake 30 minutes until tart is golden brown.

Baked Piecrust

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Instructions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a food processor, pulse together flour, butter, and salt until mixture resembles corn kernels. Add water, and pulse just until the mixture forms a ball. Roll out dough and place in pie pan. cover with parchment paper and a handful of dried beans or pie weights. Bake 15 minutes. Let crust cook, remove beans/weights, and add filling. Makes one piecrust.
Updated Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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2 Responses to Verrill’s Corn and Tomato Tart

  1. P Wilson August 7, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    In the instructions for the “Verrill’s Corn and Tomato Tart” I do not see the size of the pie plate that I should use. Would you please let me know: 8″ – 9″ – 10″

    Thanks.

    • Aimee Seavey August 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

      Hi P Wilson. While the recipe doesn’t specify, when I made it I used a 10-inch tart pan and it fit just fine. Thanks for your comment!

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