Cheese Appetizer Tart Recipe

Blue Cheese Appetizer Tart

This creamy blue cheese tart garnished with roasted red peppers, pine nuts and parsley is an ever popular appetizer.

30 min. prep time
16 servings
454 Ratings



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks
4 to 5 tablespoons ice water


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 Land O Lakes® Egg, slightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1/3 cup chopped roasted red peppers
3 tablespoons lightly toasted pine nuts or your favorite chopped nuts
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Heat oven to 375°F.

Place flour in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in water with fork until flour is just moistened. Shape into a ball. Roll out pastry on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle.

Place into 9- or 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom or pie pan; press firmly on bottom and up sides of pan. Cut away excess pastry; prick all over with fork. Bake 17-22 minutes or until very lightly browned.

Combine cream cheese and blue cheese in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, gradually adding whipping cream, egg and ground pepper until blended. Spread into baked pastry. Sprinkle with roasted red pepper, pine nuts and parsley.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until filling is set. Let stand 20 minutes before serving. Cut into wedges. Cover; store refrigerated.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 180

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 50mg

Sodium: 150mg

Carbohydrates: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #9135©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Made this last night for our holiday open house. It was delicious! The only thing I would do is add a little more blue cheese to give it a bit more tang.
Had an opportunity to taste this recipe at a Christmas party recently. I am looking forward to having this in my collection of favorites!!
Made this for my New Year's Day Brunch...had many request for the recipe. A keeper.
Easy to make! The flavors all blend together well!! Great taste! I will make this for Christmas!!

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