Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Stuffed Caprese Bites

OMG I can't wait to try these!  They look amazing and oh so easy!

Caprese Bites Ingredients
1 can pizza dough, equivalent to 1 large pizza
4 oz. mozzarella, shredded or cut into small squares as wide as your tomatoes
20-24 cherry or grape tomatoes2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 Tbsp. dried oregano

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a pie plate with cooking spray.
If using canned pizza dough, use a pizza slicer to cut dough into 24 equal squares. If using homemade pizza dough, break off dough into about 24 walnut-sized pieces and then stretch each to become a 3-inch or so circle.
Make each of the bites by slicing a tomato in two lengthwise, and then sandwiching a piece of cheese and a torn piece of basil between the tomato halves. Then gently place the little tomato sandwich in the center of the pizza dough, and wrap the dough around it to make a ball. Pinch the ends together so that they are secure, then place each ball seam-side-down in the greased pie pan. Repeat with remaining ingredients until the pan is full. Brush the tops of the little dough balls with melted butter, then sprinkle with the dried oregano.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the tops are slightly golden. Remove and serve immediately.

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