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Mini Caprese Tarts

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 180kcal
These Mini Caprese Tarts are incredibly delicious snack bites made with tomatoes, mozzarell,a and buttery pastry.
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  • 17 ounce package puff pastry dough
  • 5-6 Roma tomatoes sliced into 18 thin slices
  • 6 ounces fresh whole milk mozzarella cubed into 1-inch blocks
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with nonstick spray.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  • Using the top of a wine glass (or a biscuit cutter), cut out 9 circles per sheet of puff pastry.
  • Place the dough circles on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Using a paring knife, score an inner circle into each puff pastry, about 1/4 of an inch in. Use the tip of the knife to prick the center of each circle 2-3 times.
  • Add a slice of tomato on each circle and then drizzle 3 or 4 drops of balsamic vinegar onto each tomato slice.
  • Top each tomato slice with some chopped basil.
  • Add a cube of mozzarella cheese to each tart.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until puff pastry is fully cooked and golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven to a tray and serve.


  • Make sure to buy puff pastry for this recipe.
  • Roma tomatoes work best for this recipe but you can use any fresh tomatoes you like.
  • Whole-milk mozzarella has the best flavor.
  • Don't be tempted to use dried basil; it won't give the same fresh flavor.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 243IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg