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Cheddar Olive Pops

Cheddar Olive PopsIrresistible bites of hot and crispy cheesy pastry wrapped around pimiento-stuffed green olives.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin Aged Cheddar Cheese, coarsely grated
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
25 large pimiento-stuffed green olives

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. In large bowl, blend together cheese and butter with electric mixer. Add flour and paprika; mix well.
  3. Shape 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture around each olive, dipping hands in flour, if necessary, to prevent sticking. Arrange on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until golden.
  5. Remove from baking sheet and serve immediately.

Makes 25 olive pops.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.