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

"Hello! Has anyone tried this recipe with a pork roast instead of the beef roast? Thanks" - paradisepop2

"I bought a very cheap roast and stabbed it all over with a fork (just to make sure that it was dead). I used the mixed dry ingredients as a rub before sprinkling the rest over the meat. Like other people, I cut the dressing mix somewhat (but I did so to reduce the sodium content and not ... " - millereg

"This recipe will give you two loaves of plain, sweet white bread that are quick and easy to make." - peg

"Such a great recipe! It's wonderful just as written. I read reviews after I had made the soup and learned a lot of great additions or alternate techniques to complement this recipe. Will definetly make this one again... and again... and again! For novice cooks-do not cut your potatoes ahead of ... " - lilmack79

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