Cherry Tomato Planets

Cherry Tomato Planets

Cherry Tomato Planets


Makes about 20 appetizers


1 bag (20 ounces) cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded mozzarella cheese
20 slices pepperoni


  1. Preheat broiler. Slice upper 1/8 inch off stem end of tomatoes using paring knife; reserve tops. Core tomatoes using small melon baller or by carefully pinching out core using thumb and index finger.
  2. Fill each tomato with cheese; top with slice of pepperoni. Cover with reserved tomato top; secure with toothpick.
  3. Place filled tomatoes on baking sheet. Broil about 6 inches from heat for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and tomatoes just begin to shrivel.
  4. Transfer tomatoes to paper towel-lined plate to drain. Remove toothpicks before serving. Serve warm.

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