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RAMEKINS (Swiss CheesE Tarts)

1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 pound butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 pound Swiss cheese
1 tablespoon flour
4 eggs, beaten
dash of pepper

Sift the flour and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt into a bowl. Add the
butter, reserving 1 tablespoon. Work in the butter with the hand.
Add 3 tablespoons of the cream and continue mixing until a ball of
dough is formed. Wrap in wax paper and place in the refrigerator
overnight, or for at least 2 hours. Roll out the dough 1/8 inch
thick on a lightly floured surface. Line an unbuttered 9-inch pie
plate or 6 small individual pie plates with the dough.

Preheat oven to 375F.

Grate half of the cheese and cut the remaining half into tiny cubes.
Combine the grated cheese, flour, remaining salt, remaining cream,
eggs, and pepper in a bowl. Mix well and add the cubed cheese. Pour
the mixture into the pie plate. Dot with the remaining butter. bake
in a 375F oven for 35 minutes if the 9-inch pie plate is used, or
for 20 minutes if the smaller individual plates are used. Serve

serves 6


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