SQUEE!! Today we are celebrating a very special lady. Lauren from Keep It Sweet Desserts is due to have a baby boy (SO SOON!!), so a bunch of her blogger friends have gotten together to throw her a little online party.

roasted caprese stack with peaches // warm vanilla sugar

We love babies and we love Lauren!

roasted caprese stack with peaches // warm vanilla sugar

The theme is mini snacks and sweets, so naturally I have prepared a normal sized tomato. *FAIL*

roasted caprese stack with peaches // warm vanilla sugar

It’s not because I don’t care about themes! I love themes. It’s just that I moved to Sicily, and finding cute mini things to make isn’t so easy…so, I went to the market and thought “tomatoes are small, right”? And then when nobody answered me I bought some, along with some peaches and fresh bread and made this roasted caprese stack.

roasted caprese stack with peaches // warm vanilla sugar

Plus, if you have a giant mouth, then you could totally shove an entire tomato into it and call it mini. Just make sure to wear a bib. These are juicy.

roasted caprese stack with peaches // warm vanilla sugar

This caprese stack recipe is simple and delicious. Just roast some balsamic and olive oil drizzled peaches and tomatoes in the oven, stack them on top of each other with some fresh mozzarella in between, and top with basil dressing.

Dipping fresh bread in the juice is highly encouraged.

roasted caprese stack with peaches // warm vanilla sugar

Now, let’s celebrate Lauren, shall we?!

Lauren'sShower

Be sure to check out all the fun food from the below bloggers and come join our party!

Mini Pumpkin Layer Cakes from The Baker Chick

Mini Apple Spice Cupcakes from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Mini Nutella Brownies from The Cooking Actress

Mini Iced Oatmeal Cookie Apple Pies from Girl Versus Dough

Pickles in a Blanket from The Lemon Bowl

Mini No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes from Bake or Break

Mini Cookie Cocktail (and Mocktail!) from We Are Not Martha

Mini Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fondant Cakes from London Bakes

Double Decker Birthday Cake Blondie Bites from Baker By Nature

Mini Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes from Eats Well With Others

Roasted Caprese Stack with Peaches from Warm Vanilla Sugar

Crunchy Cookie Butter M&M Bars from The Avid Appetite

Mini Pumpkin Streusel Pies from Espresso and Cream

Roasted Caprese Stack with Peaches

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 tomato stacks

Ingredients

  • A few slices of good, crusty bread
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 ripe peaches
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 4 slices of fresh mozzarella
  • basil leaves, for serving
  • For a dressing:
  • handful of fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Cut the tomatoes and peaches in half and place them in a baking dish cut side up. Drizzle with oil, balsamic vinegar, a sprinkle of salt and a few cracks of fresh pepper.
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes, and then place slices of mozzarella on 4 tomato halves and bake for 5 more minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, blend together all of the ingredients for the basil dressing. Adjust taste to your liking.
  5. When the cheese on the tomatoes has melted a bit, take out of the oven. Cut the sliced peaches in half.
  6. Prepare stacks by placing a basil leaf on the mozzarella, followed by a peach slice and another tomato half. Top with a dressing and another basil leaf to make things pretty.
  7. Serve with slices of fresh bread for dipping.

Notes

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2014/09/22/roasted-caprese-stack-with-peaches/

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38 Responses to Roasted Caprese Stack with Peaches

  1. The idea of tomatoes and peaches in a sandwich stack together sounds amazing! I love a roasted, juicy tomato sandwich and the addition of peaches sounds amazing!!!

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  3. 1-so jealous that you live in Sicily. 2-you’re adorable. we do love babies and Lauren! 3-oooooh this caprese looks so fresh and tasty-mini or not!

  4. Mini or not I love these caprese stacks! I’ve been trying to eat as many tomatoes as possible before they are done for the season. Though I have a feeling these layers taste even better in Italy. Thank you so much for the sweet post, Katrina! xo

  5. Wowsers! I love the looks of these, so vibrant! And I bet they are delicious 😀 I wouldn’t have thought of pairing tomatoes with peaches, but after seeing these, it all makes sense now 😀 x

  6. Sues says:

    These are gorgeous, mini or not! They look so incredibly flavorful and I’m loving the idea of tomatoes and peaches together!

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  8. Oh, I love a virtual shower and these caprese stacks look AMAZING! Yum. What a perfect little treat.

  9. These look incredible – mini or not! Such a perfect baby shower app!

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  12. Audra says:

    Omg who cares if these are mini or not- I want these so bad! They look absolutely amazing and Sicily- You lucky duck!

  13. I love that you included peaches! These are so cute, and definitely mini!

  14. I think living in Italy trumps finding mini things. These look fabulous!

  15. Nanny says:

    You are so creative. Amazing little stacks

  16. Rachel says:

    wow, these look SO good! I love that sweet and savory combo!

  17. Such a great recipe. The peaches are a wonderful addition!! YUM

  18. Cheryl says:

    Mmmmm… mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. mmmmmmm. I would literally elbow someone in the face if they were standing in my way of these. The use of peaches is so genius and I bet the perfect texture and flavor to offset ripe tomatoes and creamy mozz. Yum!

  19. Eileen says:

    I am seriously loving the peach and tomato trend this summer! This salad sounds so fresh and delicious — you have to love it. 🙂

  20. I don’t care that these aren’t “mini,” I just want them in my belly ASAP. So much yum!

  21. YUM! I’m sure Lauren would LOVE these.

  22. Oh my god, these look amazing. I am so on board with all of these flavors!

  23. Allison says:

    Well this is just the most glamourous, seasonal recipe I’ve ever seen. Just gorgeous! Cooked peaches in savoury dishes are one of my faves. I cannot get enough!

  24. Suagr et al says:

    These stacks look amazing. Tomatoes and peaches together in a recipe is something I know I will love. Wow…the flavours!

  25. Amanda says:

    I love everything about this!

  26. What a great combination! It sounds like you are having a great adventure!

  27. Kathryn says:

    I think these are definitely small enough to be considered mini (in other words, I could probably shove one whole into my mouth…). I love the flavours you’ve used here!

  28. Awww I love this! Can I get in on the next party?!

  29. sippitysup says:

    Sicily becomes you. This is gorgeous. GREG

  30. Aw these stacks are the cutest! Perfect for a baby shower, in my opinion!

  31. Joanne says:

    Well these are mini compared to a GIANT PLATE OF CAPRESE. Though, I probably want, like, five of these. So it will still end up being a giant plate.

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  33. Wow!! A link party for a baby shower is such a cool idea. The peaches in this recipe look delicious and I’ll be stopping by the other blogs in the collaboration.

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