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Fresh Tomato Basil Puffs

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 25 Min.
Cook Time: 25 Min.
Difficulty: Easy

This recipe is an exercise in beautiful simplicity. Perfectly ripe tomatoes are seasoned and gently tucked into puff pastry. Bake until golden brown for a lovely light appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 24 ea. Grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tsp. Olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt or black lava salt
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 sheet Frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 lg. Egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup Fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Directions

1.)

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

2.)

In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, olive oil, salt and garlic. Toss to coat.  Set aside

3.)

On a floured surface, roll puff pastry out into a 12” X 16” rectangle. Cut into 3” squares.

4.)

Using a pastry brush, brush each square with egg.

5.)

Spoon 4 tomato halves into the center of each puff pastry square.

6.)

Fold in two corners towards each other, lightly pressing together. Repeat with remaining puff pastry and tomatoes, transferring puffs to a NUCU Gold Coated Baking Sheet.

7.)

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh basil shreds and sea salt. Serve.

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