Blushing cheese tarts

blushing cheese tarts

Blushing cheese tarts

5 from 1 vote
Blushing cheese tarts have a sweet and savory flavor that makes them the perfect holiday appetizer.
Servings: 6
Calories: 345

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz plain flour for shortcrust pastry

filling:

  • 6 oz full fat soft cheese
  • 3 1/2 oz caster sugar
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 2 tsp redcurrant jelly
  • 2 tsp double or whipping cream

to decorate:

  • 4 tsp redcurrant jelly
  • fresh redcurrants optional

Instructions

  • Roll out the pastry quite thinly. Cut into 6 rounds and use to line individual tartlet or patty tins. Prick the bottoms.
  • To make the filling, soften the cheese in a mixing bowl. Beat in 50 g (2 oz) of the caster sugar, the egg yolks, redcurrant jelly and cream.
  • Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then whisk in the remaining caster sugar.
  • Fold lightly but thoroughly into the cheese mixture. Divide the cheese mixture between the pastry cases. Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the filling is set. Allow to cool.
  • For the decoration, put the redcurrant jelly into a saucepan and stir over a gentle heat until the jelly has melted.
  • Spoon over each cheese tart to give an even glaze.
  • Leave until set. Decorate with small sprigs of fresh redcurrants.

Notes

Oven: 190°C, 375°F, Gas Mark 5
Calories: 345 kcal
Carbohydrates: 52 g
Protein: 7 g
Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 88 mg
Sodium: 116 mg
Potassium: 107 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 21 g
Vitamin A: 484 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 44 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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