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Mozzarella Appetizer Tartlets Recipe
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Mozzarella Appetizer Tartlets Recipe

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These little cups are so easy to make, but it looks like you spent a lot of time in the kitchen. I find that when I serve them I can't keep up with the demand. They are eaten up so fast and everyone wants more.—Carolyn Borougerdi, Irving, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 12 slices white bread, crusts removed
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 12 slices


  1. In a small bowl, combine oil and 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning; set aside. In another small bowl, combine the cream cheese, garlic and remaining Italian seasoning; set aside.
  2. Flatten bread with a rolling pin. Brush one side with oil mixture; place oil side down in muffin cups. Spoon cream cheese mixture into each; top with chopped tomato and a cheese slice.
  3. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Mozzarella Appetizer Tartlets in Appetizers for Every Occasion 2012 2012

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