Provencale Tarts - 6/28/04

Provencale Tarts
For a fast, fancy edge, use a fluted pastry wheel to cut the puff pastry for these elegant cheese first-course appetizers.

1 17.3-ounce package frozen puff pastry (1 sheet)
2/3 cup purchased tapenade
16 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 8-ounce package crumbled feta cheese
Fresh herb sprigs (optional)

  1. Thaw puff pastry according to package directions. Cut into sixteen 2-1/2-inch squares. Place each square in a 2-1/2-inch muffin cup. Place about 1 teaspoon of the tapenade on each square. Top with two cherry tomato quarters and some of the feta cheese.

  2. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden brown. Remove from muffin cups. Garnish with fresh herb sprigs, if desired. Serve warm. Makes 16 appetizer servings.

Servings: 32
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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