A little time consuming but definitely worth the work. . beautiful, tasty and very impressive. . also made the Potato Gruyere Tartlets and the Caramelized Onion Tartlets. I froze all three of them before baking and baked frozen adding just a few extra minutes!
Tomato-Baby Bell Pepper Tartlets
For the prettiest appearance, use red, yellow, and orange bell peppers. If you can't find baby bell peppers, use julienne strips of regular bell pepper.
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Total: 55 Minutes
- Calories: 162
- Fat: 11.1g
- Saturated fat: 1.8g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 5.8g
- Protein: 3.1g
- Carbohydrate: 12.4g
- Fiber: 0.7g
- Cholesterol: 2mg
- Iron: 0.8mg
- Sodium: 126mg
- Calcium: 39mg
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough, thawed
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 8 grape tomatoes, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
- 3 baby bell peppers, cut into 1/8-inch-thick rings
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
- 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
- 2. Unfold dough; place on a work surface lightly dusted with flour. Roll gently into a 10 x 9inch rectangle. Cut dough into 20 (2 1/4 x 2inch) rectangles. Score each rectangle about 1/8-inch from edge. Prick each dough piece liberally with a fork. Arrange dough pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; chill 10 minutes.
- 3. Combine cheese, mayonnaise, and garlic, stirring well. Spread a scant 1/2 teaspoon cheese mixture over each dough piece. Top each tartlet with about 2 tomato slices and 2 bell pepper rings. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until dough is lightly browned. Remove from oven, and sprinkle evenly with thyme.
- Wine Match: A smooth, light-tannin red like Michele Chiarlo, Barbera d'Asti “Le Orme,” Italy ($14) has vibrant fruit and tangy acidity that easily handles the rich Parmigiano-Reggiano and allows the sweet tomatoes and peppers to shine. —Scott Jones
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