Swissair Tarts

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Swissair Tarts


A cheese tart appetizer or first course. Adapted from House and Garden's New Cookbook. Time does not include chilling time.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :0 Min

Cook Time : 40 Min

Total Time : 40 Min


Serves : 14
  • 1 1⁄3 flour

  • 1⁄4 ground walnuts

  • 8 butter

  • 5 egg yolks, divided

  • 1⁄3 milk

  • 3 gruyere cheese

  • 1 cornstarch

  • 3tablespoons light cream

  • salt

  • 1⁄3 heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix flour and walnuts.
  • Add butter and 2 egg yolks.
  • Mix with your hands until it becomes a smooth dough.
  • Divide into 14-18 pieces.
  • Lightly flour your fingers and press each piece of dough over the bottom and sides of a 2"-2 1/2" fluted tart tin.
  • Prick surface of dough with a fork.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden.
  • Let cool in tins a few minutes, then remove very carefully.
  • Place milk and cheese in a sauce pan and heat until cheese melts and mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Combine remaining egg yolks with cornstarch and light cream.
  • Gradually add to cheese mixture and heat to just under the boiling point.
  • Add salt, cool, and chill.
  • Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold into the cheese mixture.
  • Pipe or spoon mixture into tart shells.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.