These are really terrific! I made them exactly the way the recipe stated, froze them and everything, served with mango salsa - oh! Wonderful! Then I took the liberty of playing around with this and found some great modifications: sub feta for the cheddar and cream cheese for the butter and use pitted Kalamata olives; sub in parm for the cheddar and use large green olives; or sub in pepper-jack cheese for the cheddar. All pretty tasty! Thanks very much, S'kat! These are a great make-ahead appetizer. I have thoroughly enjoyed testing them!
Tasty morsels! I added 1/4 teaspoon salt to dough and a pinch of chili flakes. I froze mine prior to baking and they turned out just like in the picture.
These were a little fussy to make and mine looked nothing like the picture, but they sure tasted good and the fam loved them!! Thanks!!
This is just the starter i was looking for! Thank you!
Oh my gosh are these things good!!! Made them for an appetizer at a b-day party and they were a huge hit. I made both the jalepeno and pinento and I don't know which ones I like better. Next time I'm going to try the blue cheese stuffed olives. Just thinking about them again is making my mouth water.
These are very similar to the ones I made years ago and completely forgot about. I used regular salted butter. We found them very dry. After 15 minutes in the oven as stated, they didn't look cooked. They looked the same as when I put them in. Are they suppose to brown? I was waiting for them to darken up a bit so I left them in.....probably too long. I will try again and take them out right at 15 minutes to see if that makes a difference.
I love this recipe but only one person was eating them with the jalapeno's and he was sweating. The rest of the bunch picked the jalapeno's out. I think next time I make them, I will try them with a different type of olive for the picky palate types. A wonderful recipe that wants you to try all the stuffed olives they have on the grocery shelf just to see what they taste like. What a fantastic appetizer for the holidays! I added a little of the olive brine to the dough because it felt a little dry and it was wonderful. (I might have added a little too much flour, but the brine added a wonderful flavor) Great recipes... thank you so much!
loved these. chilled after baking as I thought they tasted excellent cold. served with sour cream flavored with taco seasoning and salsa. hummus sounds good too. I bought the fat jalapeno stuffed green olives and they were great! did add extra butter to make cheese blend more pliable. thanks
s'kat, I have made these olives four times in the past one week- and I have one thing to say about them- DELICIOUS!! I did add mustard and some mixed herbs to the mixture to give it a slight kick! I served them with hummus (recipe number 11424, by Charishma Ramchandani). Thanks for an awesome recipe!!
I made these for Christmas last year and the family gobbled them up! Delicious! I doubled the cayenne pepper and added a dah of hot sauce though. We like it hot!