Chile Cheese Surprises

Recipe: Appetizer : Chile Cheese Surprises - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and Snacks
Rated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 35 min
Yield: 8 Serving

Nutrition Facts:
240 calories
9 grams fat

Ingredients

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese -- shredded

1/4 cup unsalted butter -- room temperature

2 tablespoons pure New Mexico hot red chile -- ground

1/2 teaspoon salt -- optional

2 tablespoons jalapeno peppers --fresh or pickled -- finely minced

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons milk

12 whole pimento-stuffed olives

12 pecan halves

12 medium cooked shrimp -- shelled, deveined--tails removed

Directions

Preheat oven to 400F.
To prepare pastry:
Combine cheese, butter & ground chile, taste; add salt if desired. Work in minced jalapenos until evenly distributed; mix in flour & milk. Roll out pastry to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut pastry into squares, rectangles or triangles to fit around olives, pecan halves & shrimp; wrap pastry around fillings. Place on an ungreased baking sheets & bake 10 - 12 minutes or until pastry feels firm when pressed.
Makes 3 dozen appetizers.

NOTES : Authors notes:
Make these as feisty or as tame as you like. Rosy cheese pastry, flecked with confetti dots of green chile, surrounds stuffed olives, nuts or shrimp, making festive looking treats that are great for holiday get togethers & just as good at any other time of year. They freeze well too.






Latest Reviews

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"10 out of 10 made exactly as the recipie said. It was certainly a hit the chicken was moist and the sauce was amazing thanks for sharing" - jasjaycoop

"So easy and so quick to put together! Just pan-fried the flour/salt/peppper coated chicken in a T of butter. Mixed the sauce together (used ranch instead of blue cheese, didn't use the T of butter in sauce or the celery seed.) Drizzled a light coating of sauce on each side of chicken when ... " - bubbleyumm82

"I followed the recipe exactly-once for Christmas Day, the next time for New year's Eve. Both times it was a big hit, with people asking how I made it. I added some frozen fruit icecubes & I made sure the Golden Circle fruit juice packs & soft drink bottles were in the freezer for a while before I made them, so that they were-not frozen of course-but icy cold. There were a few slivers of ice in the fruit juice actually. Very easy to make, liked by just about everyone. Good recipe to have." - sherri3802

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