These little appetizer bites are crowd pleaser! They are quick, easy and absolutely delicious. What I love about this appetizer is that you can make so many different varieties, depending on what type of meal you are serving, or what time of year it is. There are so many combinations to create. My favorite combo is the Caprese bites! The flavor of the cherry tomatoes and basil, mixed with fresh mozzarella and the buttery, soft pastry is melt in your mouth good. I use pre-made crescent/biscuit dough that I buy at the grocery store. My favorite brand is from whole foods because it has cleaner ingredients than your traditional store bought dough.
Serving: 4-6 people
Prep/Cook Time: 30 minutes
1 can of pre-made biscuit or crescent dough
1 package of cherry tomatoes
1/4-1/2 cup of fresh chopped basil leaves
fresh buffalo mozzarella cut into small cubes
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
avocado oil spray
salt/pepper for taste
Pre-heat your oven to the temperature directed on the can of your dough. Grease a muffin tin with your avocado spray.
Mix your basil, tomato, mozzarella, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
Open you can of dough and start to pull the pieces out forming them into a square shape. You can do this by rolling a little or just stretching the dough with your fingers. Place each square in the opening of your muffin pan, creating little dough cups.
Next, scoop about a tablespoon of your tomato mixture into your dough cups. Fill each cup. Top off each cup with the remaining tomato mixture.
Place in the oven and bake for the time directed on your can of dough.
When finished baking remove and let cool for a few minutes. Place the cups on a large serving platter and sprinkle with fresh basil for garnish. Enjoy!