Contributed by: NAPSA
Party-Pleasing Tomato And Pesto Tart
(NAPSA) - Easy to make and elegant to serve, tiny tomato tarts make a great party appetizer or luncheon side dish.
In addition, because they're made with freshly canned tomatoes, they're a natural source of lycopene, an antioxidant that may help reduce the risk of heart disease. According to scientists, the body absorbs more lycopene from cooked tomatoes than from raw.
For an appetizing crowd-pleaser in any season, try this tomato pesto tart made with canned tomatoes:
Total Time: 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Spray rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside. Unfold 1 puff pastry sheet onto lightly floured surface; roll out to 12-inch square. Crimp edges; place on prepared baking sheet.
Spread pesto evenly over puff pastry. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese, then add tomato slices in a single layer. Finish by topping evenly with remaining cheese.
Bake 17-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Garnish with some fresh basil, if desired. For small bites, cut into 16 pieces. Serve immediately.
Garnishing with fresh basil serves up another layer of appealingly fresh taste and aroma.
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Serving Size: Makes 9 Servings
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