Pimento & Cheese Bacon Tarts

Pimento &  Cheese Bacon Tarts Recipe

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Cathie Valentine


Being from South Carolina, we love our pimento cheese! This is an easy recipe that is a crowd please. The assembly is the time consuming part, so put the family to work!! These mini tarts are packed with flavor for their size.


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30 (2 tarts each)
40 Min
10 Min


  • 20 oz
    container of pimento cheese
  • 8 oz
    block of softened cream cheese
  • 1 jar(s)
    red or green pepper jelly
  • 1 jar(s)
    real bacon bits
  • 4 pkg
    phyllo shells (15 per pack) found in freezer section near frozen pie shells

How to Make Pimento & Cheese Bacon Tarts


  1. Place jar of pepper jelly in a double boiler to melt. Line the phyllo cups on 2 cookie sheets. Next take the softened cream cheese and incorporate into the pimento cheese. (The cream cheese stands up to heat better than mayonnaise and the pimento cheese won't soak through the tart as easily).
  2. To assemble the tarts, fill each tart with pimento cheese mixture, drizzle the melted pepper jelly over the pimento cheese then place some real bacon bits on top.
  3. Cook in preheated 350* oven for 6-7 minutes. These should be served warm. This will make 60 tarts. You can make more or less depending on the size of crowd you are serving,
  4. Note, this is the easy version.. I usually make my own pimento cheese with cream cheese and cheddar cheese as the star, Using cream cheese cuts down the amount of mayonnaise you need to use to hold your mixture together and it won't soak through the tarts as easily!
  5. I found some delicious real bacon pieces In a Bag at Sams* Super Store. I had to make 180 of these tarts for a retirement Party. These bacon bits are delicious!

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About Pimento & Cheese Bacon Tarts

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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