Cheese, roasted red peppers and green chiles fill a flaky pie crust for this crowd-pleasing appetizer.
But what if I gave you one more recipe and told you that you need to make it?
And what if I told you that it is so easy that it only takes minutes to throw together?
I feel like all I really need to tell you about this Tex-Mex Appetizer Tart is that you should make it. So good. So easy. So fast.
And I’m pretty sure that not a crumb will be left after you introduce this to your guests.
I had a coupon for a free package of pie crusts, so I made this super easy by using a pre-made crust. I can only imagine how delicious it would be with a homemade crust. But if you are looking for something super fast and easy, a store bought crust totally works. The recipe makes 16 servings, but I cut mine into 8 slices for servings that were a little more substantial. If you are serving an array of appetizers, I would cut it into 16 slices, but don’t be surprised if people come back for seconds!
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Tex-Mex Appetizer Tart
Cheese, roasted red peppers and green chile fill a flaky pie crust for this crowd-pleasing appetizer.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 16 servings
- 1 (10 to 11-inch) pie crust
- 1 1/2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
- 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 can (4-oz) diced green chiles
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon chile powder
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- Preheat the oven to 375.
- Lay the pie crust on an ungreased baking sheet.
- In a medium bowl, combine the cheese, red peppers, mayonnaise, green chiles, cumin and chile powder. Spread the mixture on the pie crust, up to 1-inch of the edges. Fold the edges of the pie up over the filling, forming a 1-inch border.
- Bake until the crust is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the cilantro. Let sit 10 minutes before cutting into wedges to serve.
slightly adapted from Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off
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