Puff pastry isn’t as hard to work with as you may think! Follow this surefire recipe for Tiny Tomato Tarts and you’ll learn how to make the tastiest appetizers that will completely impress your guests!
Welcome back, foodie friends! My name is Lisa and I am the founder of the Sugar Agenda blog, where we believe that every day is worth celebrating. Besides throwing parties, I’m also a seasoned home chef and love cooking and baking up a storm. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you my Tiny Tomato Tarts.
I’m no stranger when it comes to working with puff pastry. In fact, I once made a large puff pastry tomato tart that was a total hit with my family (especially my husband)! This time around, I wanted to make something bite sized that would be easy for party guests.
How To Make Tiny Tomato Tarts
These Tiny Tomato Tarts make for the perfect appetizer at your next dinner party. Because they’re bite-sized, they’re easy to serve. You won’t even believe how much flavor these tiny starters have – so delicious!
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
- Paring knife or kitchen scissors
- Cheese grater
- Cutting board
- Chef’s knife
- Cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
- Store-bought puff pastry
- Cherry tomatoes
- Cheddar cheese
Tiny Tomato Tart Tips
Do I Have to Make My Own Puff Pastry?
Psst, I have a secret for you: I never… and I mean, NEVER, make my own puff pastry.
Puff pastry can be incredibly time consuming to make – and here at Easy Recipe Depot, we’re all about quick and simple meals, appetizers, snacks and desserts. Make your life easier by purchasing ready-made puff pastry. This way you can focus on the actual recipe itself!
Be Sure to Defrost the Puff Pastry
Most ready-made puff pastry is sold in the freezer aisle of the grocery store. If you buy frozen, then be sure to follow the package’s directions to defrost because you will need the puff pastry to be completely defrosted before making this recipe.
Cut the Puff Pastry into Squares
When you’re cutting the puff pastry into squares, you can either use a paring knife or kitchen scissors. Again, be sure that the puff pastry is completely defrosted so that you can work with it easily.
Can I Store Leftovers?
In my personal opinion, puff pastry is one of those food items that is best enjoyed when it’s freshly baked. These tiny tomato tarts won’t last long in your household (they’re THAT delicious!) but if you do find yourself with leftovers, wrap in plastic and store it in an airtight container. You can refrigerate it for 1 to 2 days and reheat in a 350 degree oven to warm it up.
Tiny Tomato Tarts
- Store-bought puff pastry defrosted completely if purchased frozen
- 10-12 cherry tomatoes each one cut in half
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Using a paring knife or kitchen scissors, cut out your puff pastry into 1 – 1.5 inch squares. You will want about 20-24 squares.
- Place each square on the lined cookie sheet.
- Evenly sprinkle each square with shredded cheddar. Top off with one tomato half.
- Bake for approximately 13 minutes or only puff pastry is golden around the edges.
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