Savory Bacon Cranberry Cheese Tartlets

A savory, low carb, and tasty bacon cranberry Mahon Menorca Cheese tartlet with a sprinkle of thyme leaves.

Savory Bacon Cranberry Cheese Tartlets

PREP TIME: 7 minutes
COOK TIME: 17 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 24 minutes
SERVINGS: 12
CALORIES: 239 kcal

INGREDIENTS

Tart Crust:

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour fine ground
  • 1 lg egg
  •  cup butter melted
  •  teaspoon sea salt

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Filling:

  • 6 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 6 ounces about 1 ½ cups Mahon Menorca Semi-Cured Cheese or Gouda or Harvarti Cheese, cubed
  • ½ cup unsweetened or sugar-free dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  •  teaspoon sea salt
  •  teaspoon black pepper *optional

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C) and grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine tart crust ingredients: almond flour, egg, melted butter and sea salt. Mix until dough forms.
  • Form dough into 12 balls using your hands. Place each dough ball into each prepared muffin cup.
  • Using a small glass or cup that fits in a muffin cup, press dough ball down and turn to make a depression and form the tartlet crust. * see photo
  • Once all the tarts crusts are shaped, bake the crusts by themselves at 375 F (190 C) for 7 minutes until lightly golden. Remove crusts from oven.
  • Fill partially baked crusts with chopped cooked bacon, cubed Mahon Menorca cheese, and dried cranberries. Sprinkle with tartlets with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme leaves.
  • Bake tartlets at 375 F (190 C) for 10 minutes or until cheese is completely melted. Remove from oven and let cool for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Using a butter knife between the tartlet crust and muffin cups, slide the knife around the edges tartlets and lift to remove each tart and serve.

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NOTES

*all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*  Yield: 12 Servings. Serving Size: 1 tartlet

NUTRITION

Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 9gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2g
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