Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Make mini tarts for easy appetizers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the cheese, butter, paprika, cayenne in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  2. Add the flour, combining with a fork until it forms a nice ball of dough.
  3. Roll into small balls and place each into tart tin.
  4. You should get at least 30 tarts.
  5. Press each ball with fingers to shape tart shell bottom and sides.
  6. Spoon 1 teaspoon jelly into each mini tart.
  7. Bake 400 degrees for 10 minutes OR until golden.
  8. Cool in pans five minutes, then remove from pans to a wire cooling rack.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  10. Variations:.
  11. You can also put in a tiny cube of cream cheese than the hot pepper jelly.
  12. Or tiny pieces of Brie cheese rinds removed than top with the pepper jelly, another element of tang.
  13. We also have placed a tiny cube of cream cheese and placed in some raspberry seedles jam on top. ( the crust gives the heat and then the jam gives a touch of sweetness.).


Most Helpful

A wonderful appetizer, so easily made and makes for a wow when served ... and an empty platter. Other then using hot pepper jelly found in the grocery aisle I made as directed and the recipe is already in my special occasion cookbook, as are so many of those Andypandy winners! Thank you for sharing.

Gerry October 24, 2006

Yummo, these were delish.It takes a minute of two for the dough to come together, it doesn't look like it will but don't panic all of a sudden you will get this great dough, amazing. I made as written, I used sharp chedder for the cheese and just upped the cayenne pepper to 1/2 t. I like it spicey. I also dropped in little cube of cream cheese into the tart then put the hot pepper jelly on top of that and baked them. They were great, I took them to a Luau we were invited to and everyone like them. I am going to another BBQ tonight and will probably make them again as they were easy and delicious. Thanks for the great recipe.

Take a Letter Maria July 22, 2006

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