Festive Savoury Tartlets

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

These mini pastry tartlet shells are wonderful to have on hand for Christmas drinks. Other fillings could include caramelised onion and goats' cheese; a soft chicken liver pate; or simply pesto. They are also great served sweet with either mincemeat or lemon curd. (Serve soon after making or the pastry will soften.) * Chili jam is from Asian food stores.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 -3 tablespoons chile pepper jam
  • 12 miniature tart shells
  • 150 g soft herbed goat cheese
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 12 small basil leaves, to serve


  1. Place a small amount of chili jam in the base of each tart shell.
  2. Cover with goats' cheese, spreading smoothly with a palette knife.
  3. Place one or two slices of tomato on top, sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper and garnish with a basil leaf.


Most Helpful

I would give this recipe more than 5 stars - Fabulous, Appearance ease and taste WONDERFUL. I used Siljin wee ready made cups. Very light crisp cup. Had everything ready to assemble and 15 minutes befor serving put it all together We said WOW. The goat cheese I used was a light soft cheese that was perfect.

Bergy August 08, 2010

What an impressive start to our Christmas lunch! I used caramalised balsamic onions instead of chilli jam, and soft tomato goat's curd, with thyme instead of basil. I also made a batch with smoked salmon and herbed cream cheese. Yum!

Chickee December 09, 2007

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