Herbed-Cheese Tarts with Guava-Bell Pepper Jam

Dec 21, 2021All Recipes, Appetizers

A scrumptious savory and subtle-sweet appetizer that’s perfect for the holidays.

Makes 24 Tarts

Guava-Bell Pepper Jam

1 cup (250 mL) guava paste

½ cup (250 mL) water

1/4 cup (60 mL) diced guavas (optional)

¼ red bell pepper, diced

1 tsp (5 mL) ground nutmeg

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tsp (10 mL) sambal oelek (chili paste)

1. In a 2-quart (2 L) pot, combine paste, water over medium heat. Break paste into pieces with a wooden spoon and stir to melt into a sauce that coats the back of the spoon (adjust with a little more water, if needed).

2. Add remaining ingredients. Reduce heat and simmer, about 5 minutes.

3. Let cool and store in sterilized jars for up to 3 weeks.

Ingredients

1 box frozen tartlet shells, store bought

1 cup herbed cream cheese

¼ cup half and half

2 Tbsp vegetable broth

2 eggs

1 cup prepared Guava-Bell Pepper Jam

Chives as garnishing

1.Preheat oven to 375˚F/190˚C

2.Place the tart shells on a baking sheet, bake 5 minutes and set aside.

3.In a food processor, purée the goat cheese, half and half, broth, and eggs to a smooth consistency, transfer the mixture to a bowl.

4.Pour the filling into the shells and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes until the mixture sets in the centre.

5.Remove the sheet pan from the oven, let cool and garnish the tarts with the jam and chives for a delectable burst of flavor.

Tip: Design a pattern by adding a teaspoon of jam to fill half of the tart shells, add the cream cheese filling to fill the remaining side and bake until set.

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