Savory Filled Tarlet Dough Recipes

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
So versatile, making these open faced tartlet shells for savory appetizers. Bake and fill with whatever you want. Here will be the dough recipe and many filling suggestions to get that party started! Perfect for weddings, showers or elegant get together. These are a great appetizer for your
Holiday get togethers or game day fun!

You will need:
mini tartlet pans
spray oil to grease the tartlet pans

Recipe for Dough:

2 1/2 cups flour
2 sticks cold unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
5 to 8 tablespoons of ice cold water

Place the flour and butter into a food processor pulse to blend looking like coarse meal. Add one tablespoon of water at a time until dough forms. Do not overwork or will result in a tough dough. Squeeze the dough in your hand to see if it holds together if not add more water. Refrigerator for an hour.
Roll out dough into small squares to fit tartlet pans that have been sprayed with cooking oil.

Bake at 375 degrees until lightly browned. Cool completed and fill with suggestions below. 

Savory Avocado Feta and Tomato Recipe:

1 avocado cleaned then diced
1/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped black olives
1/2 cup chopped grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
splash of balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all together and fill cooled open faced pastry shells.

Crab Meat and Herb Filling Recipe:

2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon white wine
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup toasted cubes garlic bread
1/2 cup jumbo crabmeat
1 1/2 ounce Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt pepper to taste

Sauté garlic for 1 minutes in 1 tablespoon olive oil Add 1 tablespoons white wine and crab. Saute 1 more minute. Combine all the rest of the ingredients and mix together. Fill tartlets.

Chicken Waldorf Salad:

1 Chicken breast boneless cubed, boiled and drained
1 small gala apple
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup cup golden raisins, craisins or other dried fruit
3 tablespoons or more peppercorn ranch dressing

Mix all together in a bowl and refrigerate over night for the best results. Add more dressing if  this seems a little dry for you.

Mexican Filled:

1 can Refried beans
1/2 cup Salsa
Mix together
Shredded Sharp Cheddar for garnish

Other fillings: egg salad, tuna salad, ham salad,  chopped turkey and mayo, chicken salad, bacon, lettuce and tomato.

For those who also would like to make dessert with these tartlets. Using your favorite pudding recipe or store bought. Fill cooled tartlets with pudding top with fruit of choice and a dollop of
whipped cream on top.


  1. Dear Claudia, This is a recipe that has no limits to the different fillings to choose from. This is perfect for the holiday gatherings. xo Catherine

  2. All the fillings tempt me - but that one with the crabmeat! Be still my heart! Want.


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