Tomato Chutney Appetizers with Blue Cheese

Tomato Chutney Appetizers with Blue Cheese Recipe

Living in a multicutural household, I love melding flavors on our plates. This evening, I had leftover tomato chutney and created mini blue cheese appetizers. How cute did they turn out? 

The spiciness from the chutney against the richness from the cheese is always a hit. And if you prepare the chutney in advance (you could also use any store-bought chutneys mixed with a bit of tomato sauce), you can bake these adorable appetizers in no time.

Aria, at only 28-months-old, is already the best sous-chef a mom could ever hope for. She helped me play and create disks of puff pastry. Aria's always eager to learn new things. Cooking with your toddler is a great method to practice and learn new shapes.

Ingredients

Yields: 36 mini bites

3 to 4 ounces blue cheese
1 cup tomato chutney (click on the link for the recipe)
1 sheet puff pastry, cut into 36 (1-7/8-inch)-disks
¼ teaspoon sea salt (or regular salt)
½ teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground


Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Remove the blue cheese from the refrigerator. Dice into 36 small pieces and let sit at room temperature.

Using a 1-7/8-inch cutter, form 36 miniature puff pastry disks  and place on 3 baking pans lined with parchment paper. Spread each disk with a layer of tomato chutney. Bake for 10 minutes at 375°F; lower the temperature to 350°F, open the oven and top with a thin slice of blue cheese. Close the oven and bake for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from the oven. Sprinkle with sea salt.

It's that easy. Serve immediately.

Bon appétit!


Tips

I used a strong blue cheese to counter-balance the spiciness from the sauce.

Published By: Jacqueline Pham on March 26, 2014.


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