Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Party Perfect Appetizer

Season 2 for the Real Women of Philadelphia contest has begun. Each week is a different theme. Create an original recipe within the theme and the only real rule is that it MUST contain at least 4 oz. of cream cheese.

$500.00 will be awarded to the best recipe that captures that theme; and secure a spot in the Season 2 RWoP cookbook.

This contest runs for eight weeks with a total of 40 winning recipes. This weeks theme, "Party Perfect Appetizers". You must include a short description of what inspired this appetizer and a photo. You may submit multiple recipes and your only limit is your imagination. Hundreds of recipes are flowing in. There are some really talented women (and men) out there. The photo presentations are beautiful and I am excited to try most if not all of these appetizers at my next gathering.

Here is my submission and I am quite happy with it as it's one of my favorite meals. Caprese Salad simple yet flavorful and satisfying; but taken to the next level. Hope you are inspired to try it.

Perfect Caprese Bites with Cream Cheese Basil Pesto Dipping Sauce.

6 oz Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese

2 plum tomatoes seeded and diced

1/4 cup fresh basil chopped

1/2 lb fresh mozzarella diced

salt- pepper-& garlic powder to taste

20 wonton wrappers

7 oz store bought pesto (or your own home made)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix 4 oz cream cheese with the pesto set aside.

Line wonton wrappers in mini muffin cups.

In a bowl combine tomatoes, mozzarella,and basil. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Evenly divide caprese salad mixture among wonton cups. Top each with the remaining 2 oz of cream cheese.

Bake for 10-12 min; until cheeses are melted and bubbly.

Remove from the oven and top each caprese bite with some cream cheese basil pesto.

Serve immediaetly with more basil pesto on the side for extra dipping.

Until tomorrow Eat well, Live well

Remove from the oven and finish with a teaspoon

1 comment:

  1. These look wonderful. Best of luck to you on the RWOP contest. :)


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