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Fresh Herb Mini Tartlets

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Bite-sized quiches are always a crowd-pleasing appetizer, and this delectable puff pastry version is easy to make and ready to serve in just 45 minutes.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Bake: 15 minutes
  • Stand: 5 minutes
  • Serves: 36
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh herbs (basil and chives)

  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped shallots

  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

  • 1 dash ground red pepper

  • 1 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese (about 4 ounces)

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Beat the eggs, heavy cream, herbs, shallots, black pepper and red pepper in a medium bowl with a fork or whisk.  Stir in the cheese. 

  2. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 12-inch square.  Cut into 36 (2-inch squares).  Press the pastry squares into 36 (1 1/2-inch) mini muffin-pan cups.

  3. Spoon about 1 tablespoon egg mixture into each muffin-pan cup.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the filling is set and the pastries are golden brown.  Let the pastries cool in the pans on wire racks for 5 minutes.

  5. Easy Substitution: You may substitute fresh rosemary and thyme for the basil and chives in this recipe.

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Tip

Puff Pastry fillings should be at room temperature. If they’re hot, they can begin to melt the pastry layers, which will affect the pastry’s ability to rise and puff.

How to tell if Puff Pastry is done baking? Take a sharp knife and nick off a teensy piece to test for crispness and flakiness.

Use a long, heavy rolling pin to roll out your Puff Pastry dough: it helps create a pastry that’s even all over and you won’t have to press down too hard to roll it out.

You can bake Puff Pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. For a more even rise, place a sheet of parchment paper on top of your pastry as well.

Inspiration

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  • When you can, use fresh basil leaves. To retain flavor, tear instead of chopping them.

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