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


  • 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


  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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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."

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

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

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."

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."

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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