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Friday, January 25, 2013

Caprese Bites


I love pizza and this recipe is a great way to get those classic flavors into an appetizer. The original blog called for using empanada wrappers as the crust, but they don't sell at any of the grocery stores that I go to so I used phyllo dough instead.

Ingredients:
-Phyllo dough, 5 sheets stacked, cut into 12 squares.
-3 small tomatoes, chopped
-6 oz. mozzarella cheese, diced
-10 basil leaves, chiffonade [thinly sliced]
-kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Spray the holes of a muffin tin lightly with cooking spray.
Cut small squares of phyllo dough and layer them into the muffin tin.
I used five layers per caprese bite.
Fill with tomato and cheese.
Top with basil.
Bake at 15 minutes for 350.
I thought these were really good! My mom thought there was too much basil in each and I think next time  would put the basil on the side so that it could be applied to the bites to taste, rather than just adding it in myself. These are the perfect size for an appetizer and not too bad for you either.

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