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Caprese Tomato Bites Recipe
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Caprese Tomato Bites Recipe

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I love the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in these bite-size appetizers. The juicy explosion you get when you pop one into your mouth is the genuine taste of springtime.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 63 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein

Directions

  1. Scoop out and discard pulp of cherry tomatoes. Invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain.
  2. In a food processor, combine the cream, mozzarella cheese, basil and garlic; cover and process until blended.
  3. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Fill with cheese mixture.
  4. Turn tomato halves over; drizzle with vinegar. Pipe cheese mixture into tomatoes. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Caprese Tomato Bites in Country Woman May 2007, p29


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jlphjr
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"My family liked these a lot! They ate them all! I however did not like them? I love tomatoes, mozzarella and olive oil but these were not for me."

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Angie239
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"Made these for a July 4th party and they were gone in minutes!"

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ridiculousidea
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"This took way more than 30 min. to make. The taste was good but I couldn't use my piping bag, it just got jammed with the cheese so I needed to use a 1/2 teaspoon which added to the time."

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gulick@fuse.net
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"This recipe is so easy to make. The drizzle of vinegar adds a little zing to each bite. Very fresh and great for a backyard get together."

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beachbay
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"I made this for 4th of July and everyone loved it. I also used the leftover filling to top a pizza and it was delicious."

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worldgoround
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"Took this to a fourth of July party and everybody loved it. Everyone commented on how good they were. Scooping out the tomatoes was a bit time consuming, and piping the filling a bit fussy but pretty quick, and they looked great. The whole recipe took about an hour and cost about $10. Definitely a keeper."

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cbehr
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"wonderful tasting, made it for a group, many wanted the recipe, thanks"

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gardengirl52
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"I made these as an appetizer for a women's retreat and they were a big hit. If you have filling left over it's very good on snack crackers."

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williamsegraves
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"These were very colorful and very tasty. I made them 4 hours before the event, and put them in the fridge. They were perfect after that time."

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lindaperrien
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

"how long before you use these can they be made?"

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