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  • Serves: 12 Servings

Chile-Cheese Surprises

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Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Grated sharp cheddar
  • 1/4 c Unsalted butter; room temp.
  • 2 tb Ground pure New Mexico hot
  • -red chile
  • 1/2 ts Salt; if desired
  • 2 tb Seeded; de-ribbed Jalapenos,
  • -finely minced; fresh or
  • -pickeled
  • 1 c All-purpose flour
  • 2 tb Milk
  • 12 Stuffed green olives
  • 12 Pecan halves
  • 12 md Cooked shrimp; shelled,
  • -deveined; tails removed


To prepare pastry, combine cheese, butter & ground chile. Taste; add salt
if desired. Work in minced jalapenos until evenly distributed; mix in flour
& milk. Preheat oven to 400. Roll out pastry about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into
squares or triangles to fit around olives, pecan halves & shrimp; wrap
fillings in pastry. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake 10-12 minutes
or until pastry feels firm when pressed. Makes 3 dozen appetizers.

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