Thursday, May 7, 2009

Herbed Cheese Tarts

Savory little herbed tarts, perfect for Afternoon Tea.
Herbed Cheese Tarts
1/3 c. fine, dry bread crumbs
1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
3/4 c. cottage cheese
1/2 c. shredded Swiss cheese
1 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. mixed herbs, fresh, snipped fine (chives, rosemary, basil, sage, any combination will do)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 eggs
vegetable oil cooking spray
For garnish: sour cream, sliced olives, fresh chives

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat mini-muffin pan with vegetable oil spray. Sprinkle bread crumbs onto bottom and sides until coated. Shake pans to remove any excess crumbs. Set aside.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese, cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, flour, herbs and garlic powder just until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat just until blended. Divide mixture evenly into 24-cavity mini muffin pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool. Chill in refrigerator approx. half an hour before removing from pans. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with sour cream, olives, and chives.


lemonverbenalady said...

Nobody makes afternoon tea like you Nancy!

Nancy said...

The tarts look delicious...I can imagine how great they must smell!
I will give them a try!