Bake-Off® Contest 39, 2000
Springfield, Missouri

Mozzarella and Pesto Crescent Tarts

Enjoy all the benefits of this really cool appetizer--it can be served cold, it tastes great and it's easy to make!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
2
tablespoons basil pesto
2
medium tomatoes, seeded, sliced
1
small red onion, thinly sliced
1
to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1/2
cup diced fresh mozzarella cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz)
1/4
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese (1 oz)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough and cut into 2 long rectangles. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Press to form two 10x3-inch strips, forming rim around edge of dough. Spread each strip with 1 tablespoon pesto. Top each with tomatoes, onion and rosemary. Sprinkle each with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut each into crosswise slices. Serve warm or cool.
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough and cut into 2 long rectangles. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Press to form two 10x3-inch strips, forming rim around edge of dough. Spread each strip with 1 tablespoon pesto. Top each with tomatoes, onion and rosemary. Sprinkle each with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut each into crosswise slices. Serve warm or cool.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Four medium plum (Roma) tomatoes can be substituted for the regular tomatoes.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.