• Cheddar Cheese Tartlets

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    Servings: 30 Servings
    by Chef Michael H Fitzpatrick
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    After i came out of Culinary Arts College all those years ago we threw a party and i made this simple but tasty App. They went so fast that i just had to keep them on my recipe list. Since then any party we throw the guests request them. This rich and flavourful Hors D'oeuvre can be made days ahead and frozen but do taste better straight out of the oven.


    • Filling
    • 1 cup of cottage cheese
    • 1/2 cup whipping cream
    • 1-1/4 cups of loosely packed grated cheddar cheese
    • 2 large eggs
    • 3/4 tsp of salt
    • 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
    • 1/3 cup of finely chopped green onions
    • Cheddar cheese pastry
    • 1-1/4 cups of A/P flour
    • 1/4 tsp of salt
    • 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
    • 5 teaspoons of iced water [about]


    1. For the pastry blend flour, salt and cayenne in processor, add cheese, butter, and process using on off turns until coarse crumbs form. blend in enough water by tsp to form small moist clumps, gather dough into ball, flatten into disk wrap in shrink wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    2. Blend cottage cheese and whipping cream in processor until smooth. add 1 cup of cheddar cheese, eggs, salt and cayenne and blend well. transfer to medium bowl and stir in green onions with spoon.
    3. Preheat oven to 350F.
    4. Butter 30 mini muffin cups about 2 in diameter. Roll out pastry on lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 1/8 inch and using 3inch cookie cutter cut out 30 rounds, reforming scraps. Place one round in each muffin cup pressing down to form cup. spoon 1 heaping tbsp into each pastry and bake tartlets for about 30 minutes and then remove from oven and sprinkle remaining cheese over them and return to oven. Bake until golden brown and filling is set, about ten minutes, cool in tin for ten minutes then using a small knife gently pry them out and serve hot or warm. Enjoy!

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