Bacon-Cheddar Bites

These smoky, cheesy tartlets can be part of a brunch or evening party spread.


  • 1 pkg (15 oz/425 g) pie crusts (2 crusts), softened according to package directions
  • 8   slices bacon
  • 2   plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz (125 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1   garlic clove, pressed
  •  Sliced green onions and additional diced tomato (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Unroll pie crust onto lightly floured surface. Spacing closely together, cut 12 disks from crust using outer tube of Measure-All® Cup (nine around outside edge and three in center). Press disks into wells of a Mini-Muffin Pan using Mini-Tart Shaper. Repeat with remaining crust. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, stack bacon; thinly slice using Utility Knife. Cook bacon in (8-in./20-cm) Sauté Pan over medium-high heat 10-12 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towel-lined plate; cool slightly. Meanwhile, cut tomatoes in half using clean Utility Knife; scrape out seeds and dice. Chop bacon with Food Chopper. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine bacon, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mustard and garlic pressed with Garlic Press; mix well.
  3. Remove pan from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack. Using Adjustable Measuring Spoon, fill each cup with about 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the cheese mixture. Bake 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions and additional tomato, if desired.


  • 24  servings of 1 appetizer, excluding optional ingredients

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 150, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 20 mg, Carbohydrate 9 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 180 mg, Fiber 0 g

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