Mozzarella and Sun-dried Tomato Appetizer Bite Recipe

Mozzarella and oil-packed sun-dried tomato appetizer bite. This yummy little bite is perfect for a simple appetizer or a tidbit for your antipasto plate.

So simple, but so good.  This classic gets a makeover with a little wonton wrapper beggars purse.  You’ll love how easy these are to make and eat…


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Mozzarella and Sun-dried Tomato Appetizer Bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 purses
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
The classic pairing of mozzarella and tomatoes come together in this easy to make, easy to serve and easy to eat little appetizer bite or beggars purse.
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  • 2 T salted butter
  • 1 egg - beaten with 1 T of water
  • 2 T sun-dried tomatoes - packed in oil
  • 6 oz pine nuts - salted
  • 12 oz Mozzarella - cut into 24 pieces and kept very cold
  • 24 wonton wrappers - large
  • Parchment paper
  • 24 basil leaves


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Melt butter and set aside.
  • Whisk egg with 1 T of water until smooth
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place 24 wonton wrapper on the parchment paper
  • Lightly brush wonton wrappers with melted butter.
  • Place a piece of mozzarella in the center of the wonton wrapper
  • Top mozzarella with a dollop sun-dried tomatoes and a couple of pine nuts 
  • Tear one basil leaf into several pieces and top sundried tomatoes

To Make the Purse

  • Fold corners diagonally to the center, pinching together the opposite corners
  • Hold the pouch in the palm of one hand, gently twist the top of the pouch to seal.
  • Brush each purse with butter
  • Brush each purse with egg-wash
  • Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the purses are golden brown
  • Serve warm


These can be made a day in advance and stored tightly covered in the refrigerator.  Just pop them in the oven just before serving and cook for about 10 minutes.  Serve warm.


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 76mg | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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