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Crunchy Tomatoes Appetizer

Crunchy Tomatoes

This quick appetizer has a sweet, crunchy finish. Pretty, colourful and fresh cherry tomatoes with a touch of cheese, your guests will love this taste of Provence.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French, Provencal
Servings 24 pieces


  • 24 Cherry Tomatoes washed
  • 500 gr (1 lb) Comté cheese or emmental cheese
  • 24 leaves Fresh Savory Leaves (herb from the mint family)
  • 1/2 cup Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 5 tbsp White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 24 Toothpicks


  • Cut the cherry tomatoes in half
  • Cut the cheese into cubes
  • With a toothpick skewer a piece of cheese, a savory leaf (or piece of)and a tomato. Place on a plate and set aside, while you make the caramel.
  • Make the caramel in a pan over medium heat with sugar and water. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the liquid becomes yellow and thickens.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Dip the tomatoes in the caramel and then in the sesame seeds and serve.


Note: as shown if you are pressed for time you can leave the tomatoes whole.
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