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Blue cheese tarts with waldorf salad

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  • 1h


  • 25m
  • 6 servings

Blue cheese tarts with waldorf salad

Contains gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, milk and soy.

Blue cheese and apple form a classic flavour combination in this striking appetiser.

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  • 6
    Method Steps

12 Ingredients

  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour

  • 80g chilled unsalted butter, chopped

  • 2/3 cup (80g) grated cheddar

  • 3 eggs, plus 1 extra egg yolk

  • 100g gorgonzola dolce (see note), crumbled, plus extra to serve

  • 200g creme fraiche

  • 1/4 cup (75g) whole-egg mayonnaise

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored

  • 1 Pink Lady apple, cored

  • 1/3 cup (35g) toasted walnuts, chopped

  • 1 celery stalk, cut into matchsticks, inner pale leaves reserved

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6 Method Steps

  • Grease six 10cm loose-bottomed tart pans. Whiz flour, butter and cheddar in a food processor with a pinch of salt until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add 1 egg and whiz until the mixture just comes together. Shape into a ball, enclose in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

  • Roll out pastry on a floured work surface until 5mm thick. Use pastry to line the tart pans, then chill for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 200°C. Line pastry cases with baking paper and fill with baking weights. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove weights and paper and bake for a further 2 minutes or until golden and dry.

  • Divide 50g cheese among tarts. Beat remaining 2 eggs with extra yolk and creme fraiche. Season and pour into tart cases. Bake for 10 minutes or until set.

  • Meanwhile, whiz mayonnaise, lemon juice, remaining 50g cheese and 2 tablespoons water in a food processor until smooth.

  • Slice apples into thin rounds, toss with nuts and celery sticks and leaves. Top tarts with salad, extra cheese and dressing.

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Recipe Notes

From delis and gourmet food shops.

Nutritional Information

Per serving

  • Calories


  • Energy

    2457 kj

  • Fat


  • Saturates


  • Fibre


  • Protein


  • Sodium


  • Carbs


  • Sugar


All quantities above are averages

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