Blue Cheese Appetizer Tart
 
 
16   servings
 
a creamy rich blue cheese filling is baked in a flaky pastry tart and 
topped with roasted red peppers, pine nuts and parsley. 
 
 
1-1/2 cup  all-purpose flour
1/2 cup  creamy butter
5   to 6tablespoons ice water
1   8oz package cream cheese
1/3 cup  crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup  whipping cream
1   egg
1/4 tsp  coarsley ground pepper
1/3 cup  chopped roasted red peppers
3 Tbsp  pine nuts or your favorite chopped nuts
2 Tbsp  chopped fresh parsley
 
heat oven to 375. place flour in large bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. 
mix in water with fork until flour is just moistened. shape into a ball. 
roll out pastry on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. place in 9 
or 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom or pie pan. press firmly on 
bottom and up sides of pan. cut away excess pastry; prick all over with 
fork. bake for 17 to 22 minutes or until very lightly browned. meanwhile, 
combine cream cheese and blue cheese in large mixer bowl. beat at medium 
speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). continue 
beating, gradually adding whipping cream, egg and ground pepper until 
blended (1 to 2 minutes). spread into baked pastry shell. sprinkle with 
roasted red pepper, pine nuts and parsley. bake for 20 to 25 minutes or 
until filling is set. let stand 20 minutes before serving. cut into 
wedges. cover; store refrigerated. 
 
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(ID: 11000) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Tue, Sep 2, 2003


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