Savory Blue Cheese Tart

Makes 12 appetizer servings

INGREDIENTS

1 prepared 9-inch pie shell

½ cup toasted chopped pecans

6 ounces cream cheese at room temperature

2 eggs

4 ounces Maytag Blue Cheese

½ cup half and half

1 teaspoon cornstarch

¾ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

¼ teaspoon freshly grated black pepper

Fresh chives – finely chopped for garnish

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Sprinkle nuts in the bottom of the pie shell. In a food processor bowl or blender, combine cream cheese, eggs, blue cheese, half and half, cornstarch and seasonings until smooth. Pour into crust and bake for 35-40 minutes or until center is fairly firm. Cool and chill 2 hours, then cut into 12 wedges and arrange on a platter. Garnish with chopped chives.

Source: Marcia Adams – Heartland – 1991