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cheese tartlets on cooling rack

Cheese Tartlets - Easy and Elegant

Cheese Tartlets are French inspired and American easy. These baked cheese tart appetizers are rustic and simple while still being elegant.
4.96 from 23 votes
Servings 24 tarlets
Calories 41 kcal


  • 1 pkg. ready made pie crust dough contains two crusts
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • ¼-½ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • ½-1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3.5 ounces Gouda cheese shredded
  • 3.5 ounces Fontina cheese shredded


  • Roll each piecrust on a lightly floured surface to increase overall size by about 1 inch all the way around.
  • Cut 12 circles with a 3" biscuit cutter from each pie crust.
  • Press circles into a lightly sprayed mini muffin tin forming a crust.
  • If using more than one type of cheese toss shredded cheeses together to mix.
  • Add cheese to each crust filling almost to the top edge. Reserve about 1 ounce of cheese.
  • Mix egg, yogurt, salt, worcestershire sauce, thyme and cayenne pepper until well blended.
  • Pour egg mixture into each crust very slowly coming to about ¼" from the top edge.
  • Top with additional shreds of cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until centers are set and crusts are light golden brown. Garnish with additional herbs if desired.
  • Allow to cool slightly in pan before removing and serving.


Any type of cheese that melts well can be used. 


Calories: 41kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 127mgPotassium: 15mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 94IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg
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