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Caprese Tomato Bites Recipe

Caprese Tomato Bites Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 63 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Caprese Tomato Bites

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jlphjr 146992
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 100238
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

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

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ridiculousidea 146982
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 93383
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 162308
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 161607
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 162241
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

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

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gardengirl52 146929
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 116192
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 161606
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

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

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