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Tomato Pie Bites


  • Yield: Makes 24 bites 1x
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Ingredients

  • 24 mini phyllo shells
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup) & divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon chopped herbs, like basil or thyme (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375*F. Place the mini phyllo shells on a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Spread the tomatoes in a colander and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Let drain for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, sprinkle the phyllo cups with half of the cheese. Bake for 3 minutes and remove from oven.
  4. Place the tomatoes on paper towels, and pat dry. Season the tomatoes with the black pepper and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Place in the phyllo shells. Top with chopped pecans. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until cheese has melted and phyllo cups are lightly browned. Sprinkle with fresh herbs if using. Enjoy!

Notes

*You can use regular tomatoes, but be sure to chop them small enough so they fit into the mini phyllo cups
*I used cheddar to test the first recipe and parmesan to test it the second time. Both are delish!
*Nuts are optional but add extra richness & flavor
*Best if enjoyed immediately.