Georgian Cheese Pastries

Cheesy Pastry

Rich Pastry Treat

Rich Georgian cheese pastries are a pastry treat rich which three different cheeses that melt in your mouth. This is a great appetizer and a nice dessert to finish off a meal.  Georgian cuisine in part has been influenced by Middle Eastern and European culinary traditions. Dishes use a lot of various herbs and spices. Mint, parsley and chives add to this tasty pastry.

Rich Georgian Cheese Pastries

Ingredients for Pastry:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup plus 2 T unsalted, not melted butter

1/4 cup cold water

Ingredients for Cheese Filling:

1 egg

1 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup mozzarella shredded cheese

3 T parmesan grated cheese

2 T chopped mint

1/4 cup chopped parsley

2 T chopped chives

Directions for Pastry:

1. Place flour, cream of tartar, salt, and butter in food processor or blender. Mix until texture is of a coarse meal. Add water.

2. Continue mixing in the blender until combined. Mixture will begin to mass together. Place on plastic wrap, flatten to a disk, and wrap airtight. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and can be refrigerated for 30 days.

3. After dough has been refrigerated, roll it out on a floured surface to 1/8" thickness. Use 3” round cookie cutter and cut out the circle shapes from the dough. Keep rerolling scraps until dough is completely cut out. Pleat edges of circles and fit in bottom of muffin tins.

Directions for Filling:

Beat egg in bowl. Add the three cheeses, mint, parsley, and chives. Mix well.

Reading for baking:

1. Preheat oven at 425'F.

2. Spoon 2 teaspoons filling in each pastry shell; spread level. This can be prepared up to 3 hours ahead of baking time and refrigerated.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the filling is golden brown and the pastry begins to color. Remove from tins and allow cooling on rack. Serve warm. 24 Servings

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Comments 26 comments

WhiteOak 6 years ago

OMG, these sound wonderful!! I would have never thought about putting mint with cheese. Is it good? I love white chesses, I love mint, so I bet they are so yummy!! I will be trying these without a doubt.

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

WhiteOak, it is funny how some odd ingredients taste good together.

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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Looks delicious, Sandy!

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zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

Really yummy hub. LOL.

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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

You really are a food genius. Two thumbs up for you, Ms. Sandy.

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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

I've never tried to make a cheese pastry before. Thank you for this information.

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

OMG! Yummy! I gotta try these!

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mulberry1 6 years ago

I am a cheese lover and adding the chives and mint sounds even more enticing. Thanks for the recipe.

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Dr irum 6 years ago

wow its so delicious ,i love cheese .Great recipe ,i will try it .Thanks to share with us.

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

This is perfect for summer, kids will love this cheesy treat. Thanks :)

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

healthy and sufficent for protein needs, good for coffee too, Maita

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thanks everyone for your comments. Healthy goods can taste good, like this one.

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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

I adore cheese so these sound yummy

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thanks for commenting ethel.

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Internetwriter62 6 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

Cheese Pastries are one of my main weaknesses. I'm not really familiar with the Georgian variety, but I did eat a lot of them when I lived in Miami. Cuban bakeries make cheese pastries, as well as all other kinds of temptations, I guess that why it is so hard to stay thin in Miami. Thanks for a Yummy hub.

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Internetwriter62, I live in the cheese state of Wisconsin. To me cheese comes in a close second to chocolate.

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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

This does sound so good - I have had a few French cheese pastries but never georgian - thanks for the recipe.

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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Sounds delish!

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Start baking billyaustindillon and akirchner.

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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

These sound so gorgeous! Will have to give them a try sometime soon!


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

Sandy - every other hub I read seems to be about cheese. These pastries sound delicious but more of a cool weather food. Going to write this down. Yumm!

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thanks tonymaco4 and Dolores.

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Sunnyglitter 5 years ago from Cyberspace

These sound really good. Maybe I'll make them tonight.

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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Sunnyglitter,let me know how they turn out.

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MyMastiffPuppies 5 years ago

This sounds like a delicious recipe and one my family will love. I don't think I have ever tried anything like them, thanks for sharing! Voted up and useful...

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Shivendra Tiwari 19 months ago from New Delhi, India

that a delicious one...for sure a tasty treat for pastry lovers..:)

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