Baked Cheese Pastry Olives

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“These delightful little finger foods will have your guests begging for the recipe; that is how I got it! Perfect for a cocktail party. Make sure you allow enough time for the olives to drain really well, so they don't come out soggy.”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
15
YIELD:
30 pieces
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Well before you plan to serve, drain olives in colander.
  2. Mix flour and cayenne together.
  3. Blend butter and cheese together with a fork.
  4. Blend in flour mixture (I used a pastry blender, or you could use two knives).
  5. Add cold water, a teaspoon or so at a time, until a dough forms.
  6. Wrap a tablespoon or so of dough around each olive, and roll between palms; place on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Serve warm.
  9. Hint: You can make these ahead according to the recipe and freeze. To reheat: place frozen olives on cookie sheet and bake about 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

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