Posted 12/27/2011 7:29:32 PM
These taste great, but as another poster said, are far too labor-intensive.
The middle baking time is *totally* unnecessary - it actually made my first batch too dark. With the second batch, I just spooned the jelly in as I made the depression with the spoon, and added the cheese etc and baked for a final 5 minutes, and they were perfect. No need to make something harder than necessary!
You have to spray the *heck* out of the cups, though. Although some popped right out, more of them stuck like mad, and left entire layers of pastry glued to the pan. I'm glad I wasn't making these for company.
I think that next time, I'll modify the recipe, and attempt to make them in cupcake-sized pans - the teeny-tiny cups are difficult to work with, and having more bites to a cup might be nice.