Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Canastitas Caprese

Basil, tomato, and mozzarella in wonton wrappers
  • 12 empanada shells (or Wonton wrappers)
  • 3 small tomatoes, chopped (cherry works good)
  • 6 oz. mozzarella cheese, diced
  • 10 basil leaves, (thinly sliced)
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Form a ½-inch pleat by pinching together the side of the empanada shell. Fold the pleat over and press firmly against the edge of the dough. Continue to pleat and fold the empanada shell in this manner until it forms a basket shape. Place it on the baking sheet, covered with a slightly dampened dish towel. Repeat the shaping process with the rest of the empanada shells.
  3. Evenly divide half of the cheese cubes among the canastitas, followed by all of the chopped tomato and basil. Sprinkle a tiny pinch of salt and a grind of pepper over each canastita. Top the canastitas with the remaining cheese.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the dough and cheese turn lightly golden brown. Allow the canastitas to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Note: Makes 12 Servings, You may want to deseed and/or drain the juice from the tomatoes once they’re chopped to keep the canastitas from getting too watery.

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