English Peas Cheese Tartlets

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
8 servings of 2 appetizers each
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 8 ounce package frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 (2-inch) short-dough tartlet (butter based shells used to make hors d'oeuvres, available in gourmet stores)
Directions
  • Combine cream, garlic, and shallot in a saucepan over low heat and reduce by about 1/3.

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

  • Add peas, half of the Parmesan, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to cream mixture, and continue to reduce to medium thickness, then let cool. Place a spoonful of the peas mixture into each tartlet shell. Sprinkle reserved Parmesan on top of each. Brown in oven, and serve hot.


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