Mini Cheese and Tomato Tartlets

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Mini Cheese and Tomato Tartlets
This tasty recipe from Annabel Karmel makes for the perfect lunchbox surprise or mouthwatering canapé.

For the pastry:

175g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

75g chilled unsalted butter, cubed

1 large egg, beaten

Salt and black pepper

For the filling:

1 tbsp olive oil

2 onions, finely chopped

1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves

2 large eggs, beaten

150ml double cream

12 cherry tomatoes, halved

25g Parmesan cheese, finely grated

Salt and black pepper

To make the pastry, put the flour and butter into a bowl of a food processor with a little seasoning. Whizz until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg and 1 tablespoon of water and whizz until the mixture forms a ball.

Roll out the pastry on a clean, lightly floured work surface to 5mm thick, then cut into 24 rounds using a 5cm fluted round cutter. Line each hole of 2 x 12-hole deep mini bun tins with the pastry circles and prick the bases with a fork. Chill in the fridge.

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

To make the filling, heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a low heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes until soft. Add the thyme leaves, season to taste and leave to cool. Whisk the eggs and cream together in a jug.

Remove the pastry from the fridge and divide the cooked onion evenly between the pastry cases. Top each with a cherry tomato half, cut side up. Pour over the egg and cream mixture and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the tarts. Bake the tarts for about 15 minutes, until golden on top and crisp underneath.

Makes 24 tartlets

Preparation Time
25 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Eggs, Oil, Herbs

Recipe Type
Dinner, Lunch Box