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SUNSET® ONE SWEET® Tomatoes Caprese Cocktail Picks with Balsamic Glaze

ONE SWEET® Tomatoes are perfect to skewer up with tiny ciliegine mozzarella balls on fun picks, making for a perfect party bite when drizzled with balsamic glaze.

Makes 24 pieces

Ingredients

1 package SUNSET® ONE SWEET® Tomatoes
12 small fresh basil leaves
24 ciliegine mozzarella balls (about an 8-oz container), drained well
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup purchased balsamic glaze*
24 short bamboo or other fun picks

Directions

To assemble: Thread onto each pick in this order: a tomato, a basil leaf, a mozzarella ball and another tomato.

Place assembled picks on a platter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with balsamic glaze right before serving. Serve any extra balsamic glaze in a tiny bowl for dipping or with a spoon for drizzling.

Chef's Notes

*Balsamic glaze is found in many well-stocked grocery stores and specialty food shops. If you are unable to find it, then you can make it easily. Combine 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar and 2 Tbsp sugar in a small pan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Reduce heat to low and slowly simmer for 10 to 12 minutes to reduce liquid to about 1/4 cup or a light syrup texture. Watch carefully so as not to over-reduce. Store covered at room temperature until needed.

Ciliegine are tiny 1/3-oz mozzarella balls.

You can also drizzle the caprese with a few dots of extra-virgin olive oil.