Mini Puff-Pastry Tartlets Recipe

Serve the mini tartlets warm, sprinkled with chopped fresh herbs of your choice.

from The Ultimate Christmas Book
Mini Puff-Pastry Tartlets RecipePhoto copyright © The Ultimate Christmas Book, 2006

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. (1.3 kg) puff pastry
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 3 oz. (75 g) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 oz. (175 g) goats’ cheese, crumbled
  • 6 thin slices prosciutto, cut in half
  • 2 mozzarella cheeses, (10 oz./280 g), each cut into 6 slices
  • Chopped fresh herbs, e.g. parsley, chives, basil, to garnish

    How to make it 


  • 1

    Cut the pastry into six equal pieces and roll each to a rectangle measuring 9 in. x 6 in. (23 cm x 15 cm). Cut each rectangle into six 3-in. (7.5-cm) squares, to make 36 squares.

  • 2

    Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C/Gas Mark 7).Dampen enough baking sheets to lay out the pastry squares.

  • 3

    Place the pastry squares on the baking sheets, leaving a space between them, and divide the pepper slices and Parmesan between 12 of them. Top another 12 with the tomato slices and goats’ cheese, and the final 12 with the prosciutto and mozzarella.

  • 4

    Bake in the oven until the pastry is puffed and golden brown, about 10–15 minutes.

  • 5

    Serve the mini tartlets warm, sprinkled with chopped fresh herbs of your choice.