27 Dec

Baked Green Olives in Spicy Cheese Pastry

By Pèllerin

GREAT appetizer. Sounds strange, but have never had any left-overs and many rave reviews at parties. When I’m on my last legs, THIS (and either Muffaletta or Monte Cristo sandwich) are what I want my last meal to consist of.

time to make 30 min 10 min prep

  • 2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated, Tillamook is best
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter (softened)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 20 large spanish green olives (X-large Queens from Costco)

Mix the cheese and flour, and then mix in the margarine and cayenne, working the dough with your hands if it seems dry. Form a log in plastic wrap and chill in fridge over night. You want this to be fairly dry and crumbly. Mold approximately 1 tablespoon dough around each olive. The warmth from you hands will help keep it together. Bake at 400° for about 20 minutes or until golden. Serve hot, warm, or cold. (I prefer them hot 😉 ).

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