Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts

Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts on a cooling rack
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This is a simple recipe for a savoury tart! Blue cheese is one of those foods that divides people. They either love it or leave it. It’s a food that gets a strong reaction either way. So I offer the recipe for these tarts for those who love blue cheese and also in the hope I can convert those (or at least some of those) who would normally never touch it. I have found that people who don’t usually eat blue cheese are pleasantly surprised when they try these tarts.

I have served these tarts on a number of occasions to most, if not all, of my friends. If you did manage to escape having these served to you, please let me know. I don’t know how that could have occurred haha. The frequency with which I have trotted these out became embarrassing long ago, but their ease of preparation and great flavour means they are amongst my go-to appetisers.

I have had this recipe for so long I do not remember its origins.

I think it was an advertisement in a magazine for blue cheese. But whatever its origin, it’s a fantastic recipe, very easy to prepare, and the tarts can be made in advance and reheated as necessary. They freeze well too, so if you entertain a lot it’s a good idea to have a container tucked away in the freezer.

I like blue cheese on its own, but when baked into mini tarts, I think it’s even better. I don’t use the best blue cheese I can buy, generally choosing a wedge of Danish Blue which is easily purchased in a supermarket. This is not a cheese I would use for a cheese board but it is ideal for this purpose. The blue cheese flavour is softened by the cream and egg, making it mild and very tasty. It’s a great recipe as an appetiser, perfect at a wine and cheese party or with a glass of champagne for brunches. They’re so simple to make, you can make lots of them very easily. I generally plan on 2 to 3 per person. And if it’s a drinks party, they can easily be eaten with one hand which is very important as the other hand is generally busy holding a glass.

If you love these tarts, you will also enjoy my Bacon and Onion Tarts. Prefer another vegetarian option? I highly recommend you try my Baked Stuffed Mushrooms!

Enjoy!

xx Alex and Faye

P.S. This is a perfect canape to serve with my
Strawberry Prosecco 

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Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts

Quick to make and so tasty - a fabulous appetiser! 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Keyword appetizer, cheese, nibbles, savoury, small bites, tarts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 445 kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 75 g blue cheese
  • 2 tbsp cream pouring
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 tsp chives finely chopped
  • 1-2 sheets puff pastry (depending on size)
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 Degrees C (390 F). If the pastry is frozen, remove it from the freezer shortly before preparing the filling. (Don’t remove it too early or it will be difficult to cut neatly. The pastry will have a better texture if it is still chilled when placed in the oven.)

  2. Lightly grease the tin/patty pans. 

  3. Put all the above ingredients into a food processor and blend until thoroughly mixed.

  4. When the pastry has just defrosted, using a 6 cm cookie cutter, cut rounds of pastry and put into prepared tin/patty pans, gently pushing the pastry down into place. 

  5. Place about 1 tbsp of filling into the pastry and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the filling puffs and becomes golden brown. 

  6. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before removing and placing on a wire rack to cool and store - or serve warm immediately. (Re-heat very well, also!)

Nutrition Facts
Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 432mg19%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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101 Comments on “Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts”

  1. Thank you so much for the Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts recipe! I can’t wait to taste them! Will cook them this weekend! 😀


  2. Hey, thanks a lot for the recipe, i can’t wait to try it tomorrow! I will let you know how it goes…So excited!

  3. These look and sound absolutely amazing, and I can’t wait to try them. My husband loves blue cheese, and I think he’d really like this recipe.


  4. These tarts look Amazing- and a great dish to put out for the Holidays. I personally love anything Cheese- so these are on my “to-make” list for sure. Thanks for sharing!


  5. This looks like a great recipe especially to those who love bleu cheese. I have to definitely try it one day.

  6. I love blue cheese so this recipe looks so scrumptious. Baking it into a tart sounds so good. I have to imagine how tasty it is fresh out of the oven.


  7. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. I would give it a try this Christmas for sure. Can’t wait.

  8. I am definitely a blue cheese fan!! these look like the perfect appetizer…. thinking I might try them out for our Thanksgiving get together this year! 🙂

  9. What are “patty pans?” Nothing by that name on Amazon. Also, what do you mean by “pouring cream?” Heavy cream? Half & Half?

    1. Hi Linda! Excellent questions, thank you!
      In respect to cream, what we call “pouring cream” seems to be the equivalent of your “heavy cream”
      Patty pans have two different meanings here in Australia! They are the casing around a muffin/cupcake – usually paper/foil.
      If you have what we use here that is called a “patty pan tin”, then you can put the pastry directly into the tin, as long as it is greased.
      Here’s the tin we used:
      Patty Pan Tin
      Hope that helps! Please do not hesitate to get in touch with anymore questions.


  10. Hi Alexandra,
    Thanks for your fast response. I didn’t realize you are in AU. I clicked on your patty pan link. There is nothing like this readily available in the US. I wish we did have these. The closest would be a cheap “dollar store” cupcake tin. These usually have more shallow sides than high quality tins. I’m addicted to blue cheese and can’t wait to make these tarts. Thanks!

    1. Hi Linda! I hope you will get a chance to make them soon – love to know what you think 🙂 Hopefully, you will find a tin closer to this – I had a bit of a google and another popular term for the tin seems to be a “mince pie tin”! It comes up on Amazon for me, but not sure is that’s the AU based part – maybe give that a try? 🙂

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  13. Oh I love bread, this kind of food is one of my comfort food. This bread looks amazingly delicious and the texture is very tempting.


  14. Haven’t heard of this, looks interesting.. My friends will definitely want to try these tarts.

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  16. These sound so flavourful. I’ve never tried blue cheese because it always sounded scary to me hahaha. This looks like a great way to break the ice!

    1. Hi Rosa, these puffs are certainly the way when you’re taking your first steps with blue cheese. The flavour is very mild. Let me know how you go. 🙂

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