RECIPES

Mini Hot Brown Bites

Wisconsin Cheese Mini Hot Brown Bites  Recipe
Active Time
40 Minutes
Servings
Makes
32 Bites

Ingredients

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line two 15 x 10-inch baking pans with parchment paper.
  2. Unfold one sheet puff pastry on a lightly floured surface; roll out pastry to a 12-inch square. Cut pastry into 16 squares, 3-inches each. Transfer to prepared pan. Repeat with the remaining pastry.
  3. Brush pastries with egg wash. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly on a wire rack.
  4. Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and whisk for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Reduce heat to low; gradually whisk in 1/3 cup cheddar until melted. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cut turkey slices in half. Top puff pastry squares with turkey and tomatoes. Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese sauce over each tart. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar. Broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with bacon and chives.

Cheesemonger Tip

Select for cheesemonger info

Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Aged cheddar is both crumbly and creamy with a rich, nutty flavor that becomes increasingly sharp and complex with age.

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