Olive and Cheese Balls

Author: Canadian Living

These pastry-wrapped olives are ready to bake a few minutes before company arrives.

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2005

Ingredients

  • 24 pimento stuffed green olives
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded old Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley minced

Method

Line large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

Pat green olives dry with paper towels, set aside. In large bowl, whisk together flour, Cajun seasoning and salt.

In another bowl, stir together cheese, butter and parsley; add flour mixture and stir to make smooth dough. Shape by heaping tablespoonfuls (5 mL) into balls; flatten into rounds. Place olive in centre of each round and wrap to encase completely; gently roll on work surface to smooth pastry. Place on prepared baking sheet. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze in airtight container for up to 1 week.)

Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until bottoms are darkened and pastry is firm, about 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 271 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 70.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 13 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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