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Cheese and Quince Paste Tartlets



24 piece(s)

  • 2 sheets Puff pastry
  • 150 g Quince paste
  • 100 g good quality cheddar cheese, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
  • 2 eggs
  • 155 g cream
  • pinch Nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to tatse
  • 6
    Preparation 20min
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Tartlet Construction
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

    Place cheese in bowl and grate for 10 seconds/sp 5. Set aside in a small bowl.

    Grease well (I really recommend brushing with melted butter) two 12 hole patty cake pans.

    Using a 6.5cm round pastry cutter, cut 12 holes from each sheet of pastry and place into greased holes.

    Place 1/2 teaspoon of quince paste in each case, top with cheese and sprinkle with thyme.

    Add eggs, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg to bowl and mix for 10 seconds/speed 4. Gently pour into cases to fill and bake for 15 minutes. They will swell up and then sink down again on cooling.

    Stand tarts in tins for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature. These can be made ahead and frozen and reheat well.

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My little tips: Pop your cheese in the freezer for 30 mins before grating and you will get a finer result. Stripping thyme of its leaves can be a nightmare of stuck leaves and wet fingers if you wash and then try to strip. Wash ahead of time (no pun intended) and leave to dry wrapped in a piece of paper towel. Off they come and they don’t stick to your fingers and get wasted when you do your hand flinging dance of frustration!!


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  • Thank you for a great and easy recipe 😁 1.time...

    Submitted by smiley6 on 12. April 2018 - 17:37.

    Thank you for a great and easy recipe 😁 1.time I made them exactly as written down , second time I brushed the pastry shells with mustard before filling..Yuumm 😄😄

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  • These were a big hit at a

    Submitted by JeffnJulie on 12. October 2016 - 10:27.

    These were a big hit at a recent luncheon.  Very tasty.  I made 1/2 of them with camembert & 1/2 of them with grated cheddar as recommended.  I used qunice paste for 1/2 of them and a cabernet paste for 1/2 of them.  All combinations were delicious.  The pastry was a bit undercooked on the bottom (the tops were fine) so I'll try a higher temperature (or longer cooking time) next time.  Thank you very much for the recipe. 

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