Fun Blog: Holiday appetizer recipe!

Wisconsin's Morning News

Have the invites started coming yet? You know, the one for the holiday office party, the one for the neighborhood holiday party, the one for your family celebration, etc.

Don't go empty handed!

In this week's Fun Blog, WTMJ's Jane Matenaer shares a recipe for an easy and delicious appetizer perfect for any upcoming get together!

Mushroom Bacon Tartlets


For Pastry Crust-

    4 oz. Cream cheese (I use 8oz. for thicker)

    3 Tbs. Butter or margarine, divided

    1/2 C. Plus 1 tsp. All purpose flour 

For Filling:

    1 egg

    1/4 tsp. thyme

    1/2 C. shredded Swiss cheese

    3/4 C. Chopped green onions

    3-4 slices bacon, crumbled

    8oz. Fresh mushrooms, coarsely chopped


Crust: Using mixer blend cream cheese and 2 Tbs. Butter until smooth. Add ¾ C. flour. Blend well. Form into a ball and refrigerate in waxed paper for one hour.

Filling: Melt remaining 1 Tbs. Butter in skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onions and cook until tender. Remove from heat and put aside in bowl to cool. Using the same skillet, fry bacon until crispy, drain, cool then crumble.

Once dough is chilled divide into 24 pieces and place each into mini muffin cup spreading it over the sides and bottom. (greased if desired.)

Filling: Place egg, remaining 1 tsp. Flour and thyme in mixer and blend until combined. Stir in cooled mushrooms/onions. Use a slotted spoon so liquid will drain. Add bacon and stir. Spoon mixture into pastry lined mini muffin cups.

Bake: 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until egg mixture is puffed and golden brown.

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