Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ham & Fontina Tassies

I was interested in trying more savory snacks after my Parmesan Madeleines worked out so well.  I've made the standard brown sugar tassies and my chocolate raspberry tassies so it was time to take it up a notch.  These have a little hidden bite from the crushed red pepper flakes that you might not notice at first.

Ham & Fontina Tassies

1 stick butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp oregano
3/4 cup ham, diced
3/4 cup Fontina, shredded
Crushed red pepper flakes

Blend together the butter and cream cheese.  Beat in the oregano and flour (a half cup at a time).  Make sure the flour is all incorporated and then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for one hour.

Grease a standard muffin tin with a spray oil.  Roll large balls of dough, flatten and press into the cups.  Form sides to each cup to hold your filling.  Place some ham in each cup.  Sprinkle some grated Fontina on top and then a few pieces of crushed red pepper flakes.  Bake for 20 minutes at 350°.  Serve warm.

Makes 12 tassies.