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Caprese Tomato Bites

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
    4 dozen


  • 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


  • Scoop out and discard pulp of cherry tomatoes. Invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain.
  • In a food processor, combine the cream, mozzarella cheese, basil and garlic; cover and process until blended.
  • Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Fill with cheese mixture.
  • Turn tomato halves over; drizzle with vinegar. Pipe cheese mixture into tomatoes. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 tomato half: 18 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • jlphjr
    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.

  • Angie239
    Jul 7, 2013

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

  • ridiculousidea
    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.

  • gulick
    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.

  • beachbay
    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.

  • worldgoround
    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.

  • cbehr
    Jun 12, 2010

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

  • gardengirl52
    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.

  • williamsegraves
    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.

  • lindaperrien
    Aug 28, 2009

    how long before you use these can they be made?