Puff Pastry Breakfast Egg Tarts Recipe

Cheese egg breakfast tart
Yvonne Ruperti

The ultimate breakfast tart: buttery crisp blitz puff pastry and melted cheese form a decadent base for a gently cooked egg and roasted tomatoes.

Why this recipe works:

  • This recipe uses blitz puff pastry which is easier to make than traditional puff pastry and still produces tender buttery layers.
  • Pre-baking the puff pastry shell allows you to cook the egg until just set without any risk of overcooking it.

Notes: To make ahead, the puff pastry shells can be either shaped and frozen until ready to bake or pre-baked the day before.

Recipe Facts

Active: 20 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 1 (14-ounce) piece blitz puff pastry

  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese, grated

  • 4 large eggs

  • 6 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

  • Kosher salt

  • Parsley leaves, for garnish


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out puff pastry to a 5 1/2- by 20-inch rectangle that's about 1/4-inch thick. Trim edges and cut into four rectangular pieces.

  2. Place puff pastry squares on baking sheet and fold over edges to create a raised crust, giving a slightly curved shape to the edges pastry. Using a fork, prick bottom of the pastry.

  3. Bake pastry until puffed, golden and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly, then gently press center of pastry shells to deflate it and create a well for the egg.

  4. Sprinkle cheese onto center of pastry shells. Crack an egg into a small bowl and gently slide it into a puff pastry shell. Repeat with remaining eggs and shells. Arrange tomatoes, cut side up, on eggs and sprinkle lightly with salt.

  5. Bake until egg white is just set and yolk is almost set, 8 to 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley leaves and serve immediately.

Special equipment

baking sheet, pastry brush, sharp knife

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
685 Calories
48g Fat
47g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 685
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 61%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 200mg 67%
Sodium 494mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 141mg 11%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 179mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)