Charleen Borchers Recipe

Pastry Wrapped Olives

By Charleen Borchers watscookin

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Charleen's Story

When I ask" What should I bring" these tasty pastry wrapped olives is on the top of the list.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a different, fun appetizer!

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


1 jar(s)
green spanish olives w/ pimento
1 c
white flour
3/4 stick
salted butter
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1 pinch
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.

Directions Step-By-Step

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!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: The Great Tailgate!

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    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!:)
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    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. :)
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    Bea L. BeachChic - Dec 11, 2011
    Oh, cool. Thanks a bunch!!!! My family will love this appetizer. Merry Christmas!!!:)
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    Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 8, 2012
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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    Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 8, 2012
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