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Caprese Puff Pastry Bites

Caprese Puff Pastry Bites

Do you like caprese salads? (Sliced fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, basil and usually drizzled with some kind of balsamic vinegar glaze.) I do and I must admit I usually end up eating like three pieces (okay slices) of fresh mozzarella before my salad is made. And I love love using fresh mozzarella when I’m making pizza.

So how about a caprese salad in a little bite size version made with puff pastry? I’m in appetizer mode for this Super Bowl Sunday. I’m loving it. And I’m loving how easy this recipe is. Hope you enjoy it and make it for the game this Sunday!

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Cut up a bunch of grape tomatoes – into quarters.

Caprese Puff Pastry Bites

Honestly, I love how easy it is to work with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. This time on a lightly floured cutting board, I rolled out the puff pastry into a 10 inch square with a rolling pin.

Caprese Puff Pastry Bites

Then cut into 6 strips and then into squares.

Caprese Puff Pastry Bites

Then, I brushed reduced fat (store bought) pesto onto the puff pastry sheet squares.

Caprese Puff Pastry Bites

Then I put two squares into each mini muffin pan cavity. I put them offset into the pan, can you see the corners of the bottom ones?

Caprese Puff Pastry Bites

Place two to three pieces of cheese and 2 quarters of a grape tomato on top of the puff pastry. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes and that’s it.

Caprese Puff Pastry Bites

So easy, my favorite kind of recipe. I will not tell you how many I had the first time I made these! Check out the jalapeno poppers I made with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and many other Super Bowl recipes!

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Caprese Puff Pastry Bites Recipe

Yield: 18-20 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

4-6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced and cut into small cubes
10 grape tomatoes, washed and quartered
1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge FarmĀ® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
pesto, homemade or store bought
fresh basil, to garnish

Directions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Prep cheese and tomatoes.

Roll Pepperidge FarmĀ® Puff Pastry into 10 inch square on a floured surface. Cut into 6 1 1/2 to 2 inch strips and then into 1 1/2 to 2 inch squares. Using a silicon pastry brush, brush pesto onto one side of the puff pastry sheet.

Take two pieces of puff pastry squares and press into mini muffin tin. Add mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. Bake for 9-12 minutes. Garnish with torn or cut up strips of basil.


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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. As always, opinions are always my own and I only work with brand I love.

45 Responses to “Caprese Puff Pastry Bites”

  1. 41
    Bobbie — February 6, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    Gosh this looks so amazing and cute!

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  2. 42
    HilLesha — February 8, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    Yummy!

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  3. 43
    Anne — February 10, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    These look delicious

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  4. 44
    James Simpson — April 14, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    Going to be trying this tonight for the missus – They look delicious!

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