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Puff Pastries With Tomato, Cranberry & Almond Pesto

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Puff pastries and pesto. Sounds a little odd, but it's oddly amazing. A fantastic simple recipe that will have your guests loading up on the appetizers. Windset Farms chef Ned Bell, knocks it out of the park, once again, with this tangy recipe for pastry.
Ingredients
For tart
  Puff pastry sheet 1
  Eggs 1 , beaten
For pesto sauce
  Grape tomato 1 Pound (Concerto Grape Tomatoes)
  Dried cranberries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cranberry juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Slivered almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt and pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 365 degree F.

MAKING
For Tart:
2. Cut puff pastry sheet into bite size squares.
3. Lay them on a baking sheet, pierce the dough all over with a fork and brush with beaten egg.
4. Pop the sheet in oven and bake until golden brown.
For Pesto:
5. Place a pot over medium heat, add tomatoes, cranberries, cranberry juice, and salt in it. Bring it to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the mixture has broken down and liquid has reduced by half.
6. Place mixture in a food processor and puree with slivered almonds.
7. Season with salt and pepper.
8. Spoon the mixture onto puff tarts.

SERVING
9. Garnish with cheese, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Are you looking for some cocktail party appetizers? Take a look at this terrific video that shows a perfect way to entertain your guests with some awesome puff pastry tarts topped with a super flavorful tomato cranberry pesto. The video in impressive and these appetizers would definitely add an extra special touch. Check it out...

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