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

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 purses
Calories: 124 kcal
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.



  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Melt butter and set aside.
  3. Whisk egg with 1 T of water until smooth
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  5. Place 24 wonton wrapper on the parchment paper
  6. Lightly brush wonton wrappers with melted butter.
  7. Place a piece of mozzarella in the center of the wonton wrapper

  8. Top mozzarella with a dollop sun-dried tomatoes and a couple of pine nuts 

  9. Tear one basil leaf into several pieces and top sundried tomatoes

To Make the Purse

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

Recipe Notes


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.



Nutrition Facts
Mozzarella and Sun-dried Tomato Appetizer Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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