Country Ham-and-Asparagus Tartlets

Southern Living
Makes 18 tartlets


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1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1/3 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup finely diced country ham
18 (1-inch-long) fresh asparagus tips


Stir together cream cheese and butter until blended; stir in 3/4 cup flour and cornmeal. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Shape dough into 18 (1-inch) balls. Place balls into miniature muffin pans, and press evenly into bottom and up sides. Set aside.

Stir together Swiss cheese and 1 tablespoon flour.

Whisk together egg and whipping cream; stir in Swiss cheese mixture and diced ham. Spoon evenly into pastry shells.

Bake at 425° for 7 minutes. Top each tart with an asparagus spear. Reduce oven temperature to 300°. Cover and bake 17 minutes or until set.

Created date

December 1999