Truffle-Scented Goat Cheese Tartlets

Author: Canadian Living

These lovely tartlets are divine, with the scent and delicious flavour of truffle oil. Of course, specks of grated black truffle would be even lovelier, but truffle oil is a flavourful ingredient that doesn't break the bank. And, like truffles, a little goes a long way. Look for it at large grocery chains or gourmet shops. If unavailable, the tartlets are still delicious without it.

  • Portion size 16 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2003

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups goat cheese softened (6 oz/175 g)
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaf (or 1/4 tsp/1 mL dried thyme)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon truffle oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 Baked Single-Crust Pie Shell Recipe

Method

Whisk together goat cheese, whipping cream, egg yolk, thyme, truffle oil, salt, pepper and nutmeg until smooth.

On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to (1/8)-inch (3 mm) thickness. Using 2-1/2-inch (6 cm) cutter, cut out 16 rounds, rerolling scraps if necessary. Press into bottoms and up sides of 16 miniature (1-3/4-inch/4.5 cm) tart cups.

Spoon heaping tablespoonful (15 mL) of the cheese mixture into each tart cup. Bake in bottom third of 375°F (190°C) oven until pastry is golden and filling is set and lightly browned on top, 25 to 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days. Reheat on baking sheet in 400°F/200°C oven for 10 minutes.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per tartlet:</b> about

  • Sodium 102 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 97.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 22 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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