Pepper Jelly Tarts

Baked tarts may be frozen for up to one month.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup red or green hot pepper jelly

Instructions

  1. Using medium speed of an electric mixer, beat together cheese, butter, paprika and pepper.
  2. Stir in flour until mixture just forms a dough.
  3. Shape mixture into 30 small balls. Press each ball into a mini-muffin cup to form a shell.
  4. Spoon 1 teaspoon jelly into each shell.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes, then remove to rack.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.