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Salmon Mousse Cups

 Salmon Mousse Cups
I make these tempting little tarts frequently for parties. They disappear at an astonishing speed, so I usually double or triple the recipe. The salmon-cream cheese filling and flaky crust will melt in your mouth. -Fran Rowland, Phoenix, Arizona
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup fully cooked salmon chunks or 1 can (7-1/2 ounces) salmon, drained, bones and skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add
  • flour and mix well. Shape into 24 balls; press onto the bottom and
  • up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5
  • minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add the
  • salmon, broth, sour cream, onion, lemon juice and salt until
  • blended. Spoon into the shells. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Sprinkle with dill. Yield: 2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 228 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 359 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.