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Green Olive Pastries

Green Olive PastriesStuffed green olives are enrobed in cheese pastry and baked.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups (8 ounces) finely shredded Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
Pimento stuffed olives

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine cheese and butter, mixing until well-blended.
  2. Add combined flour and paprika; mix well.
  3. Shape 1 teaspoon cheese mixture around each olive, covering completely.
  4. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) for 15 minutes.

Makes 40 appetizer servings.

Tip: To make ahead, prepare as directed, except for baking. Freeze uncooked pastries on cookie sheet 2 hours; place in plastic bag. When ready to serve, bake at 400°F (205°C) for 18 minutes.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.