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Pepperoni, Basil and Tomato Puffs

prep time: 30 minutes

total time: 55 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen prepared puff pastry, thawed
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced into 18 slices, ends discarded
  • 1 T shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 18 slices Margherita® pepperoni
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, whisked with ½ t water
  • 1 T fresh basil leaves, chopped

directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400℉.
  2. Roll out thawed prepared puff pastry sheet, cutting into 9 squares and transfer to baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Arrange 2 thin Roma tomato slices diagonally on each square, topped with 2 pepperoni slices, Parmesan, salt and pepper.
  4. Fold two opposite corners of each square to form little boats.
  5. Brush each pastry with egg wash, and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until pastries are puffed and golden.
  7. Garnish with fresh chopped basil and serve warm.