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Mozzarella and Pesto Crescent Tarts

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Enjoy all the benefits of this really cool appetizer--it can be served cold, it tastes great and it's easy to make!

Bake-Off® Contest 39, 2000
Tracie Ojakangas
Springfield, Missouri

1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent 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)

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

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

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.
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