Recipe Caprese Puffs

ElizabethB

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I love Caprese - salad, spears, bites; anyway I can get it. The basil Challenge has been in the back of my mind, I cleaned my fridge and in the freezer compartment I had a package of Puff Pastry. Basil = Caprese = Caprese Puffs.

INGREDIENTS

1 sheet frozen puff pastry (or make your own)
2 or 3 TBSP Pesto
Grape or Roma Tomatoes - I used grape tomatoes sliced 3 times lengthwise
Mozzarella - I used Mozzarella pearls. Put the Mozzarella in the freezer for 20 - 30 minutes then slice
1 egg yolk
1 TBSP water
1 or 2 TBSP chopped fresh basil
Balsamic vinegar - a drop or two for each puff

METHOD

Heat oven to 400 degrees F
Roll the pastry sheet to accommodate 9 3" squares
Cut into squares
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper
Place pastry on sheet pan.
Brush with Pesto
Arrange tomatoes on the diagonal.
Top with slices of Mozzarella
Fold the sides over
Refrigerate for 20 minutes
Whisk egg yolk and water
Brush the puffs with egg wash
Bake 20 minutes or however long it takes for the pastry to get golden brown
Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes
Transfer to a serving platter
Sprinkle with chopped basil
Add a drop or two of Balsamic Vinegar to each puff
Enjoy

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I have to say that these were some very tasty bites. A sprinkle of salt kicked it up.
 

rascal

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I love Caprese - salad, spears, bites; anyway I can get it. The basil Challenge has been in the back of my mind, I cleaned my fridge and in the freezer compartment I had a package of Puff Pastry. Basil = Caprese = Caprese Puffs.

INGREDIENTS

1 sheet frozen puff pastry (or make your own)
2 or 3 TBSP Pesto
Grape or Roma Tomatoes - I used grape tomatoes sliced 3 times lengthwise
Mozzarella - I used Mozzarella pearls. Put the Mozzarella in the freezer for 20 - 30 minutes then slice
1 egg yolk
1 TBSP water
1 or 2 TBSP chopped fresh basil
Balsamic vinegar - a drop or two for each puff

METHOD

Heat oven to 400 degrees F
Roll the pastry sheet to accommodate 9 3" squares
Cut into squares
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper
Place pastry on sheet pan.
Brush with Pesto
Arrange tomatoes on the diagonal.
Top with slices of Mozzarella
Fold the sides over
Refrigerate for 20 minutes
Whisk egg yolk and water
Brush the puffs with egg wash
Bake 20 minutes or however long it takes for the pastry to get golden brown
Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes
Transfer to a serving platter
Sprinkle with chopped basil
Add a drop or two of Balsamic Vinegar to each puff
Enjoy

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I have to say that these were some very tasty bites. A sprinkle of salt kicked it up.
Man they look good.

Russ
 

MypinchofItaly

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I love Caprese - salad, spears, bites; anyway I can get it. The basil Challenge has been in the back of my mind, I cleaned my fridge and in the freezer compartment I had a package of Puff Pastry. Basil = Caprese = Caprese Puffs.

INGREDIENTS

1 sheet frozen puff pastry (or make your own)
2 or 3 TBSP Pesto
Grape or Roma Tomatoes - I used grape tomatoes sliced 3 times lengthwise
Mozzarella - I used Mozzarella pearls. Put the Mozzarella in the freezer for 20 - 30 minutes then slice
1 egg yolk
1 TBSP water
1 or 2 TBSP chopped fresh basil
Balsamic vinegar - a drop or two for each puff

METHOD

Heat oven to 400 degrees F
Roll the pastry sheet to accommodate 9 3" squares
Cut into squares
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper
Place pastry on sheet pan.
Brush with Pesto
Arrange tomatoes on the diagonal.
Top with slices of Mozzarella
Fold the sides over
Refrigerate for 20 minutes
Whisk egg yolk and water
Brush the puffs with egg wash
Bake 20 minutes or however long it takes for the pastry to get golden brown
Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes
Transfer to a serving platter
Sprinkle with chopped basil
Add a drop or two of Balsamic Vinegar to each puff
Enjoy

iView attachment 43416

I have to say that these were some very tasty bites. A sprinkle of salt kicked it up.
What a fancy idea, I love it! Brava 👏🏻
 
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