Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tomato Mozza Appetizer Pastries

My neighbour often serves up delicious appetizers made from puff pastry so when I was asked to bring an appetizer to a recent bridal shower I was inspired to try my hand at using this frozen pastry dough . 
They were delicious and so easy that I'll be making them again.
  Note: Check the package directions on how long to thaw the puff pastry 
before you start on the recipe.
  • 1 package puff pastry (found in the freezer section of the grocery store)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1-2 tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Mozzarella cheese sliced 1/2"  thick and cut into 1 inch squares.
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  1. Mix mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic and basil in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Working with 1/2 of the puff pastry at a time, roll each out into a large square about 10" x 10".
  3. Using a pastry cutter, cut pastry into 2 inch squares.
  4. Place squares on to a parchment paper lined baking pan.
  5. Spread a teaspoon or so of mayonnaise mixture in the centre of each square.
  6. Top with 3 pieces of tomato, 3 pieces of Mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of fresh basil.
  7. Pinch edges of pastry together to make a sort of rustic circle.
  8. Bake at 400ยบ for 15- 20 minutes or until golden and cheese begins to brown a little.
  9. Serve warm or cold.



  1. Oh...sounds so good. Tomatoes are just beginning to ripen here and we will go wild with this recipe!! Thanks.

  2. These look really great Bev. I love the pizza so these will be tasty too.

  3. Lovely Bev :) This is a keeper with endless possibilities. Puff pastry is something I take advantage of simple.

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

  4. Love this idea for an "appie" Bev! Thanks.

  5. I have company coming and driving all day to get here and it would be nice to have something for them when they arrive and before supper. This would be perfect! Thank you!