Ham & Stilton tartlets

Stilton, everyone's favourite festive cheese, takes centre stage in these moreish tartlets. Serve them at your Christmas drinks party – we’re certain they’ll be a hit.  

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total time: 35-40 minutes

Makes: 12


Plain flour, for rolling
250g shortcrust pastry
250g mascarpone
2 medium essential Waitrose British Free Range Eggs
2 tbsp snipped fresh chives
100g Waitrose Wafer Thin British Ham, shredded
100g Cropwell Bishop Blue Stilton, crumbled 


1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC, gas mark 5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry thinly then, using an 8cm cutter, stamp out rounds and use to line a 12-hole fairy cake or bun tin.

2. In a bowl, beat together the mascarpone, eggs and chives, then stir in the ham and Stilton. Divide among the pastry cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until set and golden brown.