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tomato pesto tarts

Posted By katy On March 26, 2012 @ 5:34 am In appetizers,food | 9 Comments

Oh my gosh, you guys!

I almost can’t write a post because I’m so excited that Mad Men is back on the air!  A year and a half in the making, and I wasn’t disappointed at all — which is no small feat!  While I love the fashion on the show (obviously), it’s not usually my personal style — but as they get further into the sixties, I’m drooling over all the mod minidresses we’re starting to see (this one [1] obviously belongs in my closet)!  Can’t wait to see where this season goes. 

Now onto these — I actually saw a similar dish on Pinterest, and I couldn’t get it out of my head!  I made these just for fun on Sunday, but they’d also be perfect as a party appetizer. 

Easy to make ahead of time and just pop in the oven when you need them — and they only take a few minutes!  Simple, colorful, and totally delicious.

Hope everybody had a great weekend! 

Tomato Pesto Tarts

INGREDIENTS

One sheet puff pastry (I use these sheets [2], available at just about every grocery store)
2 plum tomatoes cut into thin slices
9 small leaves fresh basil
1/4 cup pesto (I used store bought, but this recipe [3] is probably way better!)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Olive oil
Flaky sea salt

DIRECTIONS

Defrost the puff pastry overnight in the fridge and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Cut the puff pastry into 9 equal-sized squares.  Brush them with olive oil and place the tomato slices in the center of each tart.  Sprinkle 1-2 tbsp of Parmesan cheese and a small pinch of sea salt on each one.  Bake for ten minutes, then add pesto and bake for an additional five minutes.  Top each one with a small basil leaf and serve warm.

Makes 9 tarts, can easily be doubled or tripled.


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[1] this one: http://www.realstylenetwork.com/blogs/fashion-and-style/files/2012/03/Mad-Men-Jessica-Pare-Megan-little-black-dress-singing-song-season-5-premiere.jpg

[2] these sheets: http://www.puffpastry.com/products

[3] this recipe: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/fresh_basil_pesto/

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