Pastry Wrapped Olives

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Serves: 8-10
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 jar(s) green spanish olives w/ pimento
1 c white flour
3/4 stick salted butter
1 pinch salt
1-2 dash(es) hot tabasco
1/2 tsp worstchester sauce
1 pkg shredded cheddar cheese 16 0z.
* sometimes i put some fresh chopped cilantro, or parsely in the dough for color. the cilantro adds a nice contrasting flavor if people will like it.

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Charleen Borchers Recipe
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Stony Point, NY (pop. 38,622)
Member Since Oct 2010
Charleen's notes for this recipe:
When I ask" What should I bring" these tasty pastry wrapped olives is on the top of the list.
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What a different, fun appetizer!

We enjoyed these served at room temp, so be sure to allow to let them cool entirely.


Have all ingredients room temperature. In the softened butter add the tobasco, and worstchester sauce, then the shredded cheese.Drain the olives in a strainer and set aside in a bowl.
Add salt & flour to cheese mixture. Make into a dough working all ingredients thoroughly.You can add cilantro at this time if desired.
Take aprox a tsp of the dough and make a ball. Flatten it in the palm of your hand and place an olive in the middle. Wrap the olive in the dough and make a ball again. Place on a greased cookie sheet. You can get 20 or so on a large cookie sheet. Place in 375* oven for aprox 30 min. or until tops start to get golden. You must keep an eye on them because you are using butter and this can burn easily . Remove from cookie sheet on a plate to cool and place in a tupperware container.
You can make these ahead of time and place in a bag in a freezer to bake at another time. Make sure to flower them before you put in the bag or they will stick together and be a mess when you thaw them. They keep 3 months in the freezer. This is a great thing to have on hand when people drop by. You can always have a nice appetizer handy at all times!

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user Bea L. BeachChic - Nov 24, 2011
Charleen, this sounds like a very nice appetizer. I'm assuming in your direction # 1 to add the 1 cup flour, correct? Or do you mean to use the 1 cup flour to coat them if freezing? If I don't hear back from you I'll follow my instint and use the cup of flour in with the butter, etc. Thanks!:)
user Charleen Borchers watscookin - Dec 11, 2011
yes you are making a cheese dough to wrap the olives in. You can flower them before putting in the bag to put in the freezer to prevent from stickage. :)
user Bea L. BeachChic - Dec 11, 2011
Oh, cool. Thanks a bunch!!!! My family will love this appetizer. Merry Christmas!!!:)
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 8, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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