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    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.  

    • Christmas
    • 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.

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    Cook’s tip

    Make up to 24 hours ahead of serving and keep chilled. Reheat for 15 minutes until warmed all the way through.


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