caprese tarts

I don’t post any recipes that I don’t really really like, but this recipe, I LOVE.  I wish i had about 20 more Caprese Tarts to eat right about now.

caprese tarts made with tomato, balsamic, basil, and mozzarella. all on a bed of puff pastry. AMAZING.

Caprese salad is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations.  There’s just something about whole milk mozzarella, fresh basil, tomato, and balsamic.  Its so light, fresh, and delicious.  Throw some puff pastry dough in there…and you have my heaven.  I”m a new believer that Mini Caprese Tarts are the perfect appetizer!

caprese tarts made with tomato, balsamic, basil, and mozzarella. all on a bed of puff pastry. AMAZING.

Appetizers are my thing.  I love good dips, nachos, or spicy chex mix.  But these caprese tarts…they’re out of this world.  And the best part?…they’re SUPER simple.  4 ingredients and done in 20 minutes total.  My kind of food.

caprese tarts made with tomato, balsamic, basil, and mozzarella. all on a bed of puff pastry. AMAZING.

These are going to be my potluck contribution for every party I go to for the rest of my life.  IF I can get them out of the house before Pat eats them all.  That will be an accomplishment.

caprese tarts made with tomato, balsamic, basil, and mozzarella. all on a bed of puff pastry. AMAZING.


caprese tarts

Course: Appetizer
Author: the cookie rookie
cute and quick mini caprese tarts are the perfect appetizer!


  • 1 package puff pastry dough
  • 5-6 roma tomatoes sliced into 18 thin slices
  • 6 ounces fresh whole milk mozzarella cubed
  • balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil


  1. preheat oven to 425F
  2. roll out dough on a powdered surface
  3. using the top of a wine glass (or biscuit cutter if you have one), cut out 9 circles per sheet of puff pastry.
  4. place circles on parchment lined baking sheet. if you don't have parchment paper, you can lightly spray a baking sheet
  5. using a knife, scour a inner circle into each puff pastry, about 1/4 of an inch in. pierce the center of each circle 2-3 times
  6. place a slice of tomato on each circle
  7. drip 3-4 drops of balsamic onto each tomato
  8. top each tomato with some fresh basil
  9. place a cube of mozzarella on each tart
  10. bake for 12-15 minutes or until puff pastry is fully cooked and golden brown
  11. enjoy!



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Brianna G. (@briannawhattt)
Oh my lanta. These caprese tarts looks DIVINE. I don't think you can go wrong with puff pastry.
Ah, That looks amazing. I love caprese and now really want to make this! visiting from our SITS blogging comment group today! :-)
These are so beautiful. I could totally eat some right now : ). They are absolutely pretty enough for Valentines Day!
Yum!!! Those look perfect! And not to terribly bad for you either which is a plus. :)
These look so delicious! Love that you used puff pastry.
Bev F. (@Linkouture)
Those look absolutely delicious. I love caprese salad and these look like something I would definitely make. And your food photography is stunning!
Barbara Hoyer
Those mini caprese tarts look absolutely delicious! I'm pinning this to my First Communion party board.
Megan Brooke
These sounds super yummy! And so do the loaded sweet potato chips! Stopping by from the SITS Girls linkup.
Oh! These would be fab for a little dinner party. Thanks for the ideas.
Looks amazing! Could I use burrata instead of the cubed mozz?
    becky gall hardin
    THANKS! I've never had burrata, but really any cheese would work. just a small cube that can melt down over the tomato. enjoy!
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