Ham And Manchego Tarts

Ham And Manchego Tarts with green onion on a plate

I find tartlets to be the ultimate upscale party food. They are super easy to make, one or two bite treats, and have enough variety to appeal to all kinds of diets. These ham and manchego tarts only have 4 ingredients and take less than 15 minutes start to finish!

For this recipe, like almost all my tart or tartlet recipes, I am using store-bought tart shells. If you want to make your own you can simply follow a pate brisee recipe and use your own molds. However I find store bought to just be so much more convenient.

Ham And Manchego Tarts Recipe

Ham And Manchego Tarts ingredients on a countertop

This recipe only has 4 ingredients, and they are all just things you can buy at the store. This makes these ham and manchego tarts a wonderful canape for your next dinner or cocktail party.

Ingredients

12 Tartlet Shells – the brand or shape don’t matter too much, just look for something that is your standard butter crust shell.

1/2 cup Ham – diced into very small cubes, almost like a hash

1/2 cup Manchego Cheese – grated using a microplane or other small holed grater.

1 tbsp Roasted Red Pepper Puree – I find this adds a little more fruityness to the dish, and balances the salty/savory ham and cheese mixture quite well. This ingredient can be easily subbed for many things though, so if you cannot find it don’t worry.

Ham And Manchego Tarts on a silicone baking mat in the oven

Mix the ham and manchego together with the roasted red pepper paste in a bowl. Then fill each tartlet shell with a heaping teaspoon of filling. Try to pack it in a nice mound so the top bits get a little crispy when baked.

Place the tarts on a baking tray and put in an oven at 200C or 400F for 8 minutes. Remove, garnish with a sliver of green onion, and serve. This recipe can be easily upscaled, which will likely happen as these are very popular hors d’oeuvres at my own cocktail parties!

ham and manchego tartlets on a plate
ham and manchego tartlets on a plate

Ham And Manchego Tarts

An easy canape idea, ham and manchego tarts only require four store bought ingredients and take less than 15 minutes!
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Course: Appetizer, Canape, Hors d’Oeuvre
Cuisine: European, Spanish
Keyword: Cheese, Dairy, Gluten, Pork, Tartlets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 12 tarts
Calories: 120kcal
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • 1 Baking Tray silicone mat optional

Ingredients

  • 12 Tartlet Shells the brand or shape don't matter too much just look for something that is your standard butter crust shell.
  • 1/2 cup Ham diced into very small cubes almost like a hash
  • 1/2 cup Manchego Cheese v
  • 1 tbsp Roasted Red Pepper Puree I find this adds a little more fruitiness to the dish and balances the salty/savory ham and cheese mixture quite well. This ingredient can be easily subbed for many things though, so if you cannot find it don't worry.

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix together the finely diced ham, shredded cheese, and roasted red pepper paste.
  • Fill the tart shells with a heaping teaspoon of filling. Place in an oven to bake for 8 minutes at 200C or 400F.
  • Remove, garnish with some green onion or parsley and serve at your cocktail or dinner party!

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal
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Ham And Manchego Tarts

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