Streamline this elegant appetizer by using tortillas in place of traditional pastry. These tasty appetizers, packed with asparagus, brie and cooked ham, will be a hit at your next cocktail party.

Yield: Makes 40.



  • 10 burrito-style flour tortillas (10 inch/25 cm)
  • Canola oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced asparagus
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cooked ham
  • 1 round brie cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • Dash hot pepper sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cut four 2 1/2 inch squares out of each tortilla. Lightly brush one side of each square with oil. Press each square, oiled side down, into a greased mini muffin cup to make a ruffled tart shell.
  3. Combine asparagus and ham; spoon mixture into tart shells.
  4. Cut brie into 40 cubes, each about 3/8 inch. Place 1 cube in each tart shell.
  5. Whisk together eggs, sour cream and hot pepper sauce until blended. Spoon about 1 1/2 tsp of egg mixture into each tart shell.
  6. Bake until set, about 20 minutes. May be frozen for up to 3 weeks.
Nutritional analysis per 2 tart serving:

184 calories, 8.5 g fat, 7.4 g protein, 19.1 g carbohydrate, 1 g fibre, 378 mg sodium

Tip: To make brie easier to cut, first place it in the freezer for 30 minutes.