Aged Cheddar and Bacon Tartlets

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2010

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup 18% cream or 2/3 cup (150 mL) each whipping cream and milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 8 bacon cooked until crisp and diced
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded 3 to 5 year old Canadian cheddar cheese (6 oz/175 g)
Tartlet Shells:
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 tablespoon cold lard cubed
  • 1 tablespoon cold shortening cubed
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter cubed
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup Ice water

Method

Tartlet Shells: In food processor (or in bowl using 2 knives or pastry blender), pulse butter and lard into flour until in coarse crumbs. Pulse in egg yolk and water just until pastry holds together. Divide in half; form into balls. Press into discs; wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

On lightly floured surface, roll out each disc to 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness; cut out twelve 3-1/2-inch (9 cm) rounds from each. Fit into twenty-four 2-1/4-inch (5.5 cm) greased muffin cups; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Beat together eggs, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg until combined but not frothy. Divide bacon and onions among tartlet shells; fill loosely with cheese, mounding in centre. Pour in egg mixture to rim of pastry.

Bake in bottom third of 400°F (200°C) oven until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Serve warm. (Or let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes; transfer to rack and let cool completely. Refrigerate for up to 3 days; reheat on baking sheet in 400°F/200°C oven until hot, about 4 minutes.)

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 128 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 136.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Potassium 54 mg
  • Cholesterol 51 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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