Spicy Cheese Bacon Tarts

If you need a tasty mini appetizer for a party, these Spicy Cheese Bacon Tarts are great. Because of the size, they can be time-consuming, so you can make up the batter and put the pie crust in the tart pans the day before your party.

For this recipe I used 3 different types of shredded cheese: blue, spicy white cheddar and asiago, 1/2 cup each, totaling 1 1/2 cups. When I make these again, I’ll probably replace the blue with more spicy cheese!

Ingredients 2

Fry and chop the bacon! This recipe can make quite a few depending on your tart size. Approx. 2-3 dozen using a mini tart pan.

In a small bowl, beat the cheeses together until well blended. Add the butter, cream, eggs and seasonings. Beat until light and fluffy.

Using a 2 1/2″ circle cookie cutter, cut pastry circles.

Gently press into the bottom of the greased tart cups, pressing the dough up the sides.

Pour the filling into a measuring pitcher and pour into the shells, leaving around 1/4″ at the top.

Top with with chopped bacon (maybe add chives, an after thought).

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until they bounce back when touched.

Spicy Bacon and Cheese Tarts

Spicy Cheese Bacon Tarts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 c. of shredded cheese (1/2 c. of three different types)
  • 2 TBSP butter softened
  • 8 slices of bacon, fried and chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 2-3 packages of pie crust - OR make our butter pie crust
  • Chopped chives (optional)

Instructions

  1. This recipe can make quite a few depending on your tart size. Approx. 2-3 dozen using a mini tart pan.
  2. Fry and chop the bacon!
  3. In a small bowl, beat the cheeses together until well blended. 
  4. Add the butter, cream, eggs and seasonings.
  5.  Beat until light and fluffy.
  6. Using a 2 1/2" circle cookie cutter, cut pastry circles.
  7. Gently press into the bottom of the greased tart cups, pressing the dough up the sides.
  8. Pour the filling into a measuring pitcher and pour into the shells, leaving around 1/4" at the top.
  9. Top with with chopped bacon (maybe add chives, an after thought).
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until they bounce back when touched.

Spicy bacon cheese tarts are a perfect bite-sized appetizer or breakfast bite. Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Spicy Cheese Bacon Tarts”

  1. These look delicious and are made up of common ingredients I usually have on hand. I have a pie dough already in the freezer so that will save one of the steps during this busy time. 🙂

    Reply
    • Hi Lynne! They were really good, and the spicier cheese, the better! I was trying to think of what would be really tasty on top. Maybe just a dollop of salsa! Yum!

      Reply

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