Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tomato Pesto Tarts

Another super easy recipe for you college students who want to class things up with minimal effort. These "tarts" are super easy and quick to make for a dinner party or gathering, and look like they took a lot more time than they actually did!

Puff pastry
Tomato paste
pesto (I used this recipe)
mixed olives
fresh tomatoes

Thaw the puff pastry, and preheat the oven to 450. Using a cup or a large round cookie cutter, cut the pastry into rounds and set aside on an oiled cookie sheet. (You can roll the extras in cinnamon sugar and bake later for a dessert!)

Spread the tops of the rounds with a thin layer of tomato paste. Put a dollop of pesto in the center, and top with a slice of tomato and bits of chopped olives. Sprinkle freshly cracked pepper over the top.

Bake until the puff pastry has risen and the tomatoes begin to look cooked (It should only take a few minutes). Best served warm!

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