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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


  • 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 appetizers equals 63 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 27 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g 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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