Mozzarella Heart with Yummy Tomato Sauce

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As a blog writer I like to look at other blogs for the picture, and the content. There is a blog I came across the other day called Hungry happenings. I really like the stuff she does, it is cute and some of the things she writes are perfect for some of the children cooking class I offer.

Anyway for valentine’s she made some mozzarella tartlets.
What a fun idea!! I will tell you that it is what gave me the idea to use the cans of Italian tomatoes I had bought last week at Costco.
Ingredients for 12-15 heart:

  • 1 pie crust package ( 2 in 1 pack)
  • 1 mozzarella block sliced in 1/5 or 1/6 of an inch

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  • 1 can of Italian tomatoes of about 28oz.
  • 1 tbsp of fresh oregano. 
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/8 tsp of pepper

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  1. Purée the tomatoes with a blender or a mixer.
  2. In a medium saucepan, pour the tomato sauce, and add all the other ingredients mentioned above for the tomato sauce. Bring to boil.
  3. While the tomato sauce is cooking, prepare the heart mozarella hearts. With a heart cookie cutter of about 2 inches, cut the pie crust.
  4. Cut the mozzarella with a heart cookie cutter one size smaller than the one used for the dough. You will need to only cut half of the pie crust heart.
  5. Place one mozzarella heart on each heart. Then place one heart pie on top of the mozzarella.
  6. With a fork, press the sides down to close up the pie.
  7. Place the heart-shaped mozzarella pies on a large silpat that you would have placed on a silpat.
  8. Make an egg wash, and with a pastry brush, brush each heart.
  9. Sprinkle some parmesan on top of each heart.
  10. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes at 375.
  11. Et voila! Serve with the tomato sauce and enjoy!!!

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Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!

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