On Maggie’s birthday we headed to her house to cook dinner. For starters, she had already prepared Alsatian Cheese Tarts. So much deliciousness was packed between the layers of creamy cheese, crispy caramelized onion, and flaky puff pastry that we ended up feasting on these and forgoing the rest of dinner.
Like the cheesy tarts we are, we donned Birthday crowns during dinner. Other items we consumed after stuffing ourselves on the Alsatian tarts: pomegranate margaritas, eggnog, coffee (for me, jetlag) and Maggie’s mom’s baked Alaska pie.
Maggie says that making the Alsatian Tarts is super easy… and one batch produces 36 bite-size appetizers, which sounds great for a party. Find the recipe here, on Sharing the Food Love, which is a blog Rice, Maggie and I started 2 years ago and update infrequently. Although we ate our tarts plain (and thoroughly enjoyed them), you could top yours with a number of items, including pieces of mushroom or roasted red pepper.