Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but more than often, we just don’t have the time to prepare anything warm and filling. These savory ham and cheese breakfast tarts make breakfast time a breeze. Inspired by these jam filled breakfast tarts, you can prepare these hand tarts ahead of time. They can be kept frozen or chilled in the refrigerator. When you’re ready, simply reheat it in a toaster oven or microwave. Best of all, these breakfast tarts also taste great at room temperature.
The tart dough is a straight forward butter based crust. It’s simple to whip together and the dough does not need a lot of chilling/resting time before use. The dough is very sturdy and easy to work with. This recipe makes 6 hand tarts. You can easily double or triple the recipe to fit your needs.
I filled the dough with cheddar cheese and a slice of deli ham. There are so many combinations you can use: mozzarella and pepperoni, Swiss and turkey, etc.
Cover the filling with another piece of dough. Seal the edges of the tart with a fork. Brush the dough with a little milk and top it with additional cheese. It takes about 20-25 minutes for these to bake. You can enjoy them immediately, or pack them up for later use. According to the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen, you can freeze these tarts for up to 2 months. Use an oven or toaster oven to reheat.
This is the original BREAKFAST TART RECIPE.
I followed the recipe for the dough as instructed in the link above.
The only changes I made:
- Instead of 6 tablespoons strawberry jelly, I used 6 slices of deli ham and 6 slices of cheddar cheese.
- Omit vanilla icing recipe, instead top tarts with cheddar cheese.
For the full list of ingredients and directions, visit the original recipe here.