5 from 1 vote
Beet and Farmer Cheese Tartlets in a homemade crust make a fancy party app
Beet and Farmer Cheese Tartlets
Work Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 55 mins
This savory cheese blend is the perfect complement to sweet roasted beets.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer Beets and Farmer Cheese Tartlets
Calories: 2293 kcal
  • ¾ cup cold unsalted butter
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ cup farmer cheese or ricotta
  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan
  • Ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp chopped thyme
  • 2 to 4 tbsp milk
  • 2 small beets cooked and peeled
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Cut butter into flour and salt in a large bowl using a pastry blender or two knives. Blend until butter is in tiny pieces, then add 3 to 4 tbsp cold water and stir until dough just comes together. Form dough into a ball; wrap and chill for 1 to 2 hr.
  2. Divide dough into 24 pieces and roll into balls. Press into mini muffin tins, pressing dough into the bottom and up the sides in an even layer.
  3. Bake 10 min, remove from oven and use a pestle or rounded side of a teaspoon measure to press down each tart shell. Bake until golden brown about 10 min more.
  4. In a food processor, blend cheese, Parmesan, a pinch of pepper, thyme and enough milk to make a smooth mixture. Spoon into cooled shells.
  5. Cut beets into tiny dice; top cheese with beets and garnish with thyme.
Recipe Notes

One little tip is to add the beets just before serving these apps. The red bleeds just a bit into the cheese. They look so beautiful on the table with a sprig of thyme as garnish.


Nutrition Facts
Beet and Farmer Cheese Tartlets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2293 Calories from Fat 1503
% Daily Value*
Fat 167g257%
Saturated Fat 104g650%
Cholesterol 458mg153%
Sodium 2242mg97%
Potassium 787mg22%
Carbohydrates 137g46%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 61g122%
Vitamin A 4775IU96%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 683mg68%
Iron 9.3mg52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.