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Blue Cheese Appetizer Tart

Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 16 servings
Prep Time: 30 min.
Baking Time: 47 min.

Ingredients:

  • Pastry Ingredients:
    • 1 1/2 - cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 - cup cold butter, cut into chunks
    • 4 to 5 - Tablespoons ice water
  • Filling Ingredients:
    • 1 - package (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
    • 1/3 - cup crumbled blue cheese
    • 1/4 - cup whipping cream
    • 1 - egg, slightly beaten
    • 1/4 - teaspoon coarse ground pepper
    • 1/3 - cup chopped roasted red peppers
    • 3 - Tablespoons lightly toasted pine nuts or your favorite chopped nuts
    • 2 - Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F.

  1. Place flour in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Mix in water with fork until flour is just moistened. Shape into a ball.
  3. Roll out pastry on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle.
  4. Place into 9 or 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom or pie pan; press firmly on bottom and up sides of pan.
  5. Cut away excess pastry; prick all over with fork. Bake for 17 to 22 minutes or until very lightly browned.
  6. Meanwhile, in a large combine cream cheese and blue cheese.
  7. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.
  8. Continue beating, gradually adding whipping cream, egg and ground pepper until blended.
  9. Spread into baked pastry. Sprinkle with roasted red pepper, pine nuts and parsley.
  10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is set.
  11. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.
  12. Cut into wedges. Cover and store refrigerated.

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