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Swiss-Bacon Spinach Tartlets

I developed this recipe as a way to entice my husband to eat spinach. When I first made the tarts for Christmas, they disappeared within minutes. Guests were surprised when I told them the key ingredient!—Kimberly Carr, Akron, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    15 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 2/3 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1 package (1.9 ounces) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
  • 2/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • In large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Saute onion and garlic in drippings until tender.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Stir in the spinach, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and Liquid Smoke if desired; heat through. Stir in the bacon.
  • In each tart shell, layer 1 teaspoon of Swiss cheese, 1 tablespoon of spinach mixture and another teaspoon of cheese. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 91 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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