05 August 2013

Puff Pizza Pie with Pesto



I was blown away by how good this was!

It was the simplest dish too. I'll definitely be making this again and again.....

It's a great standby dish for unexpected visitors too,  as it's quick to throw together, but the resulting pie is wonderful. Just serve with a green side salad for the perfect light meal. 

This pie has a puff pastry base, topped with tomato puree, then a layer of fresh mozzarella, topped with slices of tomato, some fresh basil and a few small dollops of pesto. Mmmmmmmm!





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Puff Pizza Pie with Pesto
The most mouthwatering pizza pie that can be put together in a flash. Wow your friends.
Ingredients
  • 1 packet ready rolled puff pastry
  • 6 tbsp tomato puree
  • 150g fresh mozzarella
  • 2 ripe salad tomatoes
  • 4 tsp pesto
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • a good grinding of black pepper
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 200c/180c fan/gas mark 6.2. Cut 4 circles out of the puff pastry. A saucer is a good size.3. Place the circles on 2 baking trays. Top each pastry with tomato puree, leaving a rim around the edge bare.4. Next top with slices of mozzarella and tomatoes, then drop on some pesto and top with some fresh basil leaves,5. Season with a sprinkling of oregano and a good grinding of pepper.6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden.7. Serve with a green salad and enjoy!
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Yield: Serves 4


I am entering my pizza pie into this month's Cooking with Herbs challenge hosted by Karen over at Lavender and Lovage.

My herbs are basil and oregano.

If you would like to join in, the challenge is open until the 29th August 2013. Just add your post to the linky,



I am also entering my post into this month's Lets Cook with Cheese, which is hosted by Nayna over at simply.food. 

My cheese is mozzarella.

If you would like to join in with this challenge, add your post to the linky by the 31 August 2013.

Check out The Food Blog Diary for more current foodie challenges and giveaways.

35 comments:

  1. Want! Love the idea of using a puff pastry

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  2. Puff pastry pizza!!! Why have I not thought of that!!

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    1. I know, I thought that when I made it too. Why hadn't I thought of it before.

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  3. I love it when the simple things come out so tasty... these look so lovely and pretty too!

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    1. Thanks Dom, I am not understating it when I say it was senational or maybe I was just really hungry, haha!

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  4. Could you please add my event '5-a-day Fundas' to your food blog diary.
    I've sent out a mail but my event doesn't show up.Sorry to contact you through comment.

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    1. Sorry Kavitha, I just do the diary in my free time and I am swamped at the moment, but will try to get it up tonight. I usually notice them quicker if I am tweeted @tinnedtoms.

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  5. Great idea - means you don't have to worry about prepping the dough, just get it out of the freezer!

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  6. Love this! So simple but I LOVE all the ingredients. I want this for my dinner now :)

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  7. We make a 'pizza' with this pastry with slowly cooked sliced onion and goats cheese as I cannot eat tomatoes :(

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    1. Oh my goodness, that sounds like heaven. I had a similar pizza in Pizza express, but with the tomato base topped with spinach, carmelised onions and goats cheese. It was divine!

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  8. That sounds wonderful. We tend to take pizzas away on our trips a lot, so this could be a really useful addition to my limited repertoire.

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    1. These are really easy if you aren't too confident in the kitchen and taste wonderful.

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  9. This looks brilliant, definitely something I'll be giving a go :-)

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  10. I am on a pesto roll at the moment so always hunting down pesto recipe. Thanks for sharing this one.

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    1. That's ok Bintu. Pesto is my new favourite thing on pizzas.

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  11. Pesto with tomatoes is so good, especially on top of puff pastry - I love using frozen puff pastry for little pizzas as well!

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    1. You obviously go there before me with this idea Julia. I have always made tomato puff tarts spread with pesto and sometimes topped with some feta, but this was my first try with a tomato sauce and mozzarella. I am feeling very pleased with myself.

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  12. Jac this pizza looks so inviting and delicious perfect for lunch and picnics.Thanks for linking it to Lets cook with cheese event.

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    1. Thanks Nayna. I look forward to seeing the roundup.

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  13. That looks real tasty and fun too! Great job Jac!
    Janie x

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  14. Fabulous entry for Cooking with Herbs thanks Jac! Karen

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  15. This looks really good! And easy!

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  16. That's such an awesome idea Jacqueline! Quick to make and delicious - simply perfect!

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  17. Yum! I love quick recipes like this and pesto adds such a lovely flavour to pizzas, I think.

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x