Spiced Cream Cheese & Prosciutto Cherry Tomatoes

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By Andy Anderson !
from Wichita, KS

I love these little bites of yummy flavor, and if you count the number of requests I get from my clients to make them, they must be a hit. I change out the filling now & then, but this is my favorite combination. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE
  • 12-14
    cherry tomatoes
  • 2 oz
    cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 oz
    prosciutto, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch
    sweet paprika
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper (optional)
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
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How To Make

  • 1
    PREP/PREPARE
  • 2
    Gather your ingredients.
  • 3
    Cut a small slice off the top of the tomatoes.
  • 4
    Scoop out the insides.
  • 5
    Chef’s Note: Coring these small tomatoes is the most difficult part of this recipe. You could use a small spoon, or a grapefruit knife; even a strawberry pitter. Once you find the best tool that works for you, you should be able to power through this process.
  • 6
    Chef’s Note: Save the insides of the cored tomatoes… You will need them in just a bit.
  • 7
    Sprinkle the inside of the cored tomatoes with a bit of salt, and place upside-down on a paper towel.
  • 8
    Chef’s Note: Let the tomatoes drain for 15 minutes.
  • 9
    Meanwhile, take the tomato guts, and finely mash.
  • 10
    In a small bowl add the cream cheese, mashed tomatoes, prosciutto, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  • 11
    Thoroughly combine the ingredients.
  • 12
    Add about a teaspoon of the filling to each of the cored tomatoes.
  • 13
    Chef’s Tip: It will be easier to add the filling if you place the ingredients in a small Ziploc bag, and then cut off a tip. Or, you could use a pastry bag with a large tip.
  • 14
    PLATE/PRESENT
  • 15
    Serve on a plate as a group, or put them on individual serving spoons. Enjoy.
  • 16
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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