Parma ham and pesto puff pastry tartlet recipe

Parma ham and pesto tartlet - Pikalily Food Blog

This tartlet is a really fresh and flavoursome dish that is perfect for a light lunchtime snack, or can be a great dinner when accompanied with a healthy side salad, and seasoned potato wedges.  Unlike our previous sweet blueberry and lemon mascarpone tart, this is a savoury dish, so you can always experiment with your flavours.  The pastry we used for this was Jus-Rol ready rolled puff pastry.  Follow our steps below to make your own tasty savoury tart.


  • 1 Sheet ready roll puff pastry
  • 2 – 3 tbsp pesto
  • Parma ham
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • 10 – 12 Cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 Egg (to brush the pastry)

Preparation and cooking time – approx 20 – 30 minutes

1. Prepare your puff pastry:

Unroll the sheet of puff pastry. Crack your egg into a bowl and lightly beat. Brush the beaten egg around the edge of your puff pastry, ensuring there is approximately 1 inch border. This will form a glaze when baking. Alternatively you can use some milk to glaze.

2. Create your ham and pesto mix:

Spread the pesto on the pastry, ensuring you leave the 1 inch egg-washed border.  To this pesto mix, add your sliced cherry tomatoes and tear up and add your parma ham.  This will help give the pastry a wonderful rustic look.  Pre-heat the oven at this point to 200C.

Parma ham, pesto, cherry tomato tart - Pikalily Food Blog

3. Add your cheese and bake:

To your pesto, ham and tomato tart, add some cheese as your final topping.  We opted for mozzarella cheese, but an type will do here.  Once all your toppings have been assembled, place your tart into your oven and cook for around 15 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the pastry is golden.  Remove from the oven and garnish with rocket.

Parma ham, pesto, chees, tomatoes tart - Pikalily Food Blog

Serve your pastry warm and accompany with a dressed side salad.  This is a perfect summer dish to enjoy in the garden.

Parma ham and pesto puff pastry tart - Pikalily Food Blog

We’ve now created an easy to bake sweet and savoury tart over the past few weeks, but what is your favourite type of tart – sweet or savoury?  Let us know by commenting below, and share some of your favourite pastry toppings and recipes with us by connecting on Facebook and Twitter.

Until next time, happy baking guys 🙂