Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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This creamy blue cheese tart garnished with roasted red peppers, pine nuts and parsley is an ever popular appetizer.
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.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
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.
ECELLENT CHOICE UNIQUE` FLAVOR CROWD PLEASER
Easy to make! The flavors all blend together well!! Great taste! I will make this for Christmas!!
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