A friend and I saw Immaturi, il Viaggio at the Italian Film Festival on Tuesday night:



Wickedly amusing and filled with food, antics, friends and fun, it reminded me of the Italian Antipasto Tarts I made a little while ago for dinner parties for friends and family.  Both times the tarts were the most popular item on the table and both times they were gobbled up with huge, cheeky grins before I managed to snap a decent picture!

Luckily they are a cinch to make again:

  • Puff pastry sheets (check the ingredients to ensure it’s vegan)
  • Antipasto (I used marinated artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, char-grilled peppers and olives)
  • Red onion, chopped
  • Courgette, chopped
  • Cheeze (I love Notzarella)
  • Fresh basil leaves
  1. Preheat oven to 190C/375F.
  2. Using a glass or bowl as a template, cut circles in each pastry sheet to fit the holes in your muffin baking tray.
  3. Grease baking tray and push pastry circles into the holes.
  4. Top each circle with cheeze, antipasto, onion, courgette and top with more cheeze.
  5. Bake until pastry is golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven, top with basil leaves and serve.



The only photo I managed to snap of the finished product!  You’ve gotta be quick (and yes, that is a bite out of it)!



Enjoy, lovebugs!  I’ve got a recipe to use up the leftover antipasto for you tomorrow! 🙂  xx

15 Comments on Vegan MoFo Antipasto Tarts

  1. Brandi
    October 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm (12 years ago)

    I love those!!!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm (12 years ago)

      Aren’t they delish, Brandi? They have become a fast favourite. 🙂

  2. Nicole Marie Story
    October 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm (12 years ago)

    Absolutely a lovely little dish for a bridal shower.
    Lovely recipe.
    Adding to my index.
    Merci beaucoup! x x x

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm (12 years ago)

      Ohhh they would be absolutely perfect for a bridal shower! Enjoy. 🙂 xx

  3. Sarina @ Earthgiven Kitchen
    October 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm (12 years ago)

    Pretty and fun! I love these and they look easy to make. I haven’t seen Notzarella but I’m sure Daiya would work. Yum!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm (12 years ago)

      Daiya would definitely work and they’re a cinch to make. 🙂

  4. Brittany
    October 19, 2012 at 7:26 am (12 years ago)

    I have been wanting to make something like this with the little bakes bowls for the goods! YUM!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm (12 years ago)

      YAY, get into it, Britt! They were a huge hit. 🙂

  5. luminousvegans
    October 19, 2012 at 7:38 am (12 years ago)

    Aaah! Those looks so good.

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm (12 years ago)

      They are. Cruncy, cheezy deliciousness. 🙂

  6. Bec
    October 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm (12 years ago)

    They look awesome! What brand of pastrydo you buy & where do you buy it from? 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm (12 years ago)

      I just bought the Coles brand this time. From the freezer section. Just check the packet, Bec. They have one packet that says ‘contains butter’ and another that is vegan. 🙂

  7. Somer
    October 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm (12 years ago)

    So delicious Sparkles! If I had those in front of me, I’m pretty sure there wouldn’t have been ANY photos!

  8. Kristy
    October 21, 2012 at 4:11 am (12 years ago)

    These look so good! A perfect appetizer for a fancy party. Note to self: I need to have a fancy party. 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm (12 years ago)

      haha, you do! The perfect excuse! 🙂