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Blue Cheese Heart Tarts

 Blue Cheese Heart Tarts
—Rita Cox, Round Rock, Texas
102 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 packages (15 ounces each) refrigerated pie pastry

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat cheeses until well blended. Add the butter,
  • cream, eggs, chives and seasonings. Beat until light and fluffy; set
  • aside.
  • Using a 2-1/2-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut pastry into 102
  • hearts. Gently press cutouts onto the bottom and up the sides of
  • greased miniature muffin cups or miniature heart-shaped muffin cups.
  • Spoon 1 teaspoon filling into each.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in
  • pans for 5 minutes before removing. Serve warm. Yield: 8-1/2
  • dozen.