A Super Bowl party with a traditional sports menu of beer, wings, corn dogs and guacamole inspired me to include a little elegance with these gluten-free tartlettes. They are baked in a mini muffin tin making them a perfect small bite or appetizer.
Gluten-Free Tartlette Shells
Gluten-free crepes work very well for the tartlette shells- see my crepe recipe in the recipe card below. They are pliable and have a nice rich, eggy flavor. Tortillas are an easy ready-made option for the shell. Siete Foods (grain-free), Rudi’s, BFree gluten-free tortillas, or any soft gluten-free tortilla will work in place of the crepe. For step-by-step instructions on how to cook crepes. see my gluten-free crepes post.
How to Make the Tartlette Shells
Cut out 2½ -3″ circles using a biscuit cutter or a wide mouth glass or jar. If using tortillas, heat them in the microwave for 7-8 seconds to make them a bit more pliable. If you’re using my crepes and have refrigerated them, heat them for 10 seconds to keep them from sticking together.
Stack 2 or 3 to make the process go faster. Press down and turn the cutter.
Spray the muffin tin with oil spray. Reheat the cut circles in the microwave for a few seconds if they have cooled. They will need to be warm for this step. Once heated, cover with a towel to keep warm. Take one circle and push it into a well of the muffin tin. No need to worry if it cracks a little bit.
The tartlettes are ready for the filling!
This recipe has feta, dried apricot, honey and pistachios which makes for a great sweet and salty combination but any dried fruit with your favorite cheese will make a great filling. For creamier cheeses like brie and mozzarella you can omit the honey. See these posts for different filling options:
These gluten-free tartlettes can be filled and put in the refrigerator for one day or if longer, in the freezer (unbaked) and will keep extremely well. When I prep these for a party, I make several pans the day before. Sometimes there is a pan or two that did dot get used so I pop them in the freezer for the next time. Just thaw and bake.