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Mozzarella Appetizer Tartlets

 Mozzarella Appetizer Tartlets
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
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 1 dozen.