Simple and delicious appetizers during the holiday’s are my absolute favorite kind! I love the idea of snacking, having a cocktail, and sitting around a fire with family! These goat cheese and mushroom tartlets have so much flavor and pair so well with the holidays! These are honestly super simple! If you make the dough ahead of time they are honestly so quick to make. The dough does take some time to chill and set, but that step can easily be done the night before! These tarts are best warm out of the oven. Obviously, don’t eat them immediately because they will be like lava, but about 5 minutes out of the oven and they are absolutely perfect!
Equipment for this recipe:
- Muffin Tins
- Round Cookie Cutter
- Rolling Pin
- Frying Pan
Ingredients for this recipe:
- Ice Water
- Sliced White Mushrooms
- Goat Cheese
The dough here is so important, because you want it to be light and flakey! That is key! The way to make this happen is chilling time and folding. First, in a mixer you will combine the flour, salt, softened butter and mix until crumbly. Then, you will add in the ice cold water and mix again until a soft dough forms. Set the dough out on a floured surface and roll into a long rectangle about a half inch thick. Fold the top half of the rectangle down and the bottom half up to form a square. Wrap the dough in saran wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then, turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll back out into a long rectangle. Fold the top half of the rectangle down and the bottom half back up again to form a square. Chill again for 30 more minutes. Repeat this process at least 3 times! This will make that dough light and flakey! So important!
Storage of the dough:
If you would like to make the dough ahead, which I highly recommend for convenience, it is very easy to store! If you plan to make the pies within 2 days, you can store the dough in saran wrap in the refrigerator. If you plan to make the pies after 2 days, store the dough in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Set it out on the counter for 5 hours to thaw before using.
Storage of Pies:
Once the pies are cooked, they will save in the refrigerator for 3 days. To reheat them, it is best to put them in a toaster oven or in the regular oven at 300º for 5-8 minutes. Watch them closely to make sure they don’t get overly brown on the outsides when reheating. I do not recommend reheating them in the microwave.
Different Cheese- Goat cheese is my absolute favorite cheese in this, but Brie is also delicious too! Swap out the brie 1:1 for the goat cheese.
Pre-made Dough- Although I think homemade dough has the best flakiness and taste, I completely understand that it isn’t always practical. Store bought pastry dough or pie crust will work as well. Pie crust will have a slightly more dense texture than pastry dough will!