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Tomato Jewels

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Are you looking for something impressive and delicious for your next gathering. These Tomato Jewels are elegant and appetizing little gems.
  Puff pastry sheets 245 Gram, thawed (Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets)
  Cherry tomatoes 24
  Goat cheese 4 Ounce, softened
  Fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Fresh chives 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon, grated
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, cracked
  Lemon zest 1⁄2 Teaspoon, freshly grated
  Flour 2 Tablespoon (For dusting)

1. Preheat the oven at 400° degrees F.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix goat cheese with parsley, chives and parmesan cheese.
3. Season with the cracked black pepper and lemon zest and mix all of the ingredients evenly and set the filling aside.
4. Flour the work surface lightly and unfold one sheet of pastry and roll it into a 10-inch square.
5. Using a sharp paring knife or pizza cutter, slice it into four strips, each about 2 1/2-inches wide, then cut each strip into six triangles about 3x3x3-inches and discard any remaining pastry.
6. Into 24 mini muffin-pan cups of one and a half inch, press the pastry triangles at the bottoms.\
7. Bake the puff pastry in oven for 7 minutes at 400 degrees F.
8. Make cross slits in the tops of the cherry tomatoes to remove seeds and make a pocket for filling.
9. Stuff each tomato with 1 ½ teaspoons of the cheese filling.
10. Place the tomatoes in the center of the warm pastries and press down lightly.
11. Bake the stuffed tomatoes for 5 minutes, or until the pastries are golden brown.

12. Serve Tomato Jewel with your favorite cocktail.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Are you searching for a unique idea on some elegant appetizers? These tomato jewels can be just perfect to serve your purpose. Prepared with bright-red colored cherry tomatoes, these appetizers really look like gems when served on table. Learn the preparation process by watching the video.

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