Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

Recipe from a relative. Prep time does not include the time needed for the dough to chill.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and cream cheese together.
  2. Use your hands to work in the flour.
  3. Chill dough for about 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, beat egg, milk, salt, and pepper together and put to the side.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Divide dough into small balls and press into miniature tins.
  7. Divide the Swiss cheese into the unbaked shells.
  8. Drizzle egg mixture over the cheese.
  9. Sprinkle with paprika.
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes.


Most Helpful

Technically, this is our dinner tonight but I had to taste test it first, right? I added finely minced carrot and broccoli and threw in a few cherry tomatoes cut up into small pieces. I substituted grana padano Parmesan and white pepper for black. Easy to make and it was made easier by utilizing a tortilla press to form the dough. Thanks for posting. There are many avenues with this recipe. Reviewed for Veg Tag August.

COOKGIRl August 10, 2010

WOW, what a wonderful, wonderful recipe!!!! I loved these tiny little things and so did everyone else. They are indeed the perfect finger food or appy for parties! Very easy to make and quick, too. I made half the recipe using only 1 tbs butter and compensating with 1 big tbs cream cheese and 1 small egg. I had a little too much filling left over, which I just baked as a soufflee. The filling rose beautifully and the crust was crunchy and flaky. A perfect contrast to the soft, cheesy centre. The taste was lovely, very mild with just a hint of paprika. I could totally imagine these with lots of different variations just like you said in your intro. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful recipe with us, starry. I have wanted to make it for years, but never had the right size pan until now. I simply bought it and will surely use it often from now on making this lovely treat. :) Made and reviewed for Undercover-an event in the Photo Forum and Veggie Swap #23 June 2010.

Lalaloula June 06, 2010

Delicious and easy too! DH and I each sampled one, then froze the rest. Made as posted. I lined mine with paper and had trouble getting the paper off so my photo is not neat looking, maybe I baked them too long? Love the history behind your recipe, Starrynews. Made for Everyday is a Holiday.

WiGal August 13, 2009

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