Asparagus Ham Tarts: a favorite wedding appetizer from Lookout Point

At Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, intimate weddings and receptions are a specialty. We enjoy hosting 1-2 weddings per week. With the gardens, waterfalls, and lakeside setting, the backdrop for weddings is stunning. For the reception this Saturday, the bride selected this recipe of Asparagus Ham Tarts for one of her appetizers.

 

INGREDIENTS

13 ounce package cream cheese, softened

 

1/4 cup butter, softened

 

3/4 cup all purpose flour (plus 1 tablespoon)

1/4 cup cornmeal

1 egg

 

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

 

3/4 cup Swiss cheese, shredded

 

1/2 cup cooked ham, diced

 

18 fresh asparagus tips, cut into 1 inch pieces

 

 

DIRECTIONS

In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add 3/4 cup flour and cornmeal; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Shape dough into 18 balls. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups.

 

 

In a bowl, whisk egg and cream. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Add cheese and ham; mix well. Spoon about 1 tablespoon into each cup. Bake at 425 degrees for 7 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees. Top each tart with an asparagus tip. Cover loosely with foil. Bake 17-20 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

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