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Make these easy and impressive appetizers in the summer months when fresh basil is at its best.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry sheets
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups mushrooms, cut in quarters
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
Thaw pastry sheet at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°F.
In medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
Add mushrooms, onion and garlic and cook until liquid evaporates, stirring often. Remove from heat.
Stir in cheese and basil.
Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll into 15-by 12-inch rectangle. Cut into 20 (3-inch) squares.
Press squares into bottoms of 1 1/2-inch mini muffin-pan cups. Place about 1 tablespoon filling in center of each.
Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Garnish with additional fresh basil.
Makes 20 appetizers.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|