Recipe: Red leicester cheese and pesto tarts


Red leicester cheese and pesto tarts.

Red leicester cheese and pesto tarts.

This is a take on a Jo Seagar recipe and a favourite with the Whalley family for Christmas pre-dinner nibbles. They use a 12-muffin tin but you could also make them mini-muffin size.

INGREDIENTS
2 sheets flaky puff pastry
½ cup pesto
1 cup grated red leicester cheese
3 eggs
1 cup cream

METHOD

Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut out discs of pastry to line muffin tins. Place 1 teaspoon of pesto in each pastry case and top with the grated cheese. In a bowl beat the eggs and add the cream.

Mix together and season with salt and pepper. Pour into the pastry cases and bake for 20 to 25 minutes in pre-heated oven until puffed and golden. The tarts will deflate as they cool. Serve warm from the oven, or the tarts can be reheated. Makes 12

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NZ Life and Leisure This article first appeared in NZ Life & Leisure Magazine.

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