The other day I made my Mozzarella, Provolone and Tomato Savory Pie and I had some leftover dough. Throwing away that heaven sent dough felt like a crime so I looked for small ramekins to fit the small amount of dough left. I found my oval creme brulee ramekins sitting in a cabinet and thought they would do the job.
Oh they did! I obtained the cutest savory pies ever. A perfect appetizer when you have some friends over. Being smaller they are crispy and delicious! Plus they cook in less than half the time of the big pie, only 15 minutes! You can also make them beforehand, bake them and then reheat them as needed, they will last a while in the fridge.
I am just going to redirect you to the original blog post for the ingredients and directions for the dough. Here are just directions to put them together and bake them.
For the little ramekins roll the dough out, make it quite thin. Lay the dough on the ramekins. Fill each one with half a slice of smoked provolone and few small cubes of mozzarella, cut a slice of tomato in half and lay it on top. Sprinkle with salt, freshly ground black pepper and thyme, sprinkle with some olive oil and toss in the oven (you could even use a small toaster oven for these). Remember if you are using the oven place the ramekins on a pan first and toss the pan in the oven. This will make your life much easier when you are placing the small ramekins in the oven and even more when you are taking them out! Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 15 minutes.
I am posting this recipe again not only because the little ramekins look cute (don’t they?!), I am also posting this again because this is my FAVORITE savory pie, and the hubby loves it too!
These look just like my oval cute tiny ramekins :)
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My friend Kay is building a new blog: Volunteer Nicaragua . I think this is awesome! Based on her experience volunteering in Nicaragua and her interest in NGOs she will fill the website with a lot of useful information, plus she will give you tips on volunteering on a budget. If you have ever looked into volunteering abroad you know sometimes your desire to help is stopped by the huge amount of money you are required to pay to offer your help! I think volunteering abroad is an amazing experience. I have been working abroad and this opened my mind so much, I can only imagine what a personal growth it is to spend some time in a foreign country feeling fulfilled by helping people in need. Volunteering abroad is on my TODO list, one day I will cross that off and who knows, maybe I will cross that off back from an amazing adventure in Nicaragua.
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