Ingredients

  • Pastry for 2-crust pie
  • 1 cn (6.5 oz) Minced Clams
  • 2 tb Butter
  • 2 tb Flour
  • 1 c Light cream
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Tabasco sauce
  • 2 ts Dry sherry
  • 1/4 c Parmesan cheese; grated

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Roll out pastry, then cut into 2 1/2-inch squares. Line small, 1 1/2-inch muffin pans with pastry squares; prick with fork and bake for 10 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Remove shells from pans and set aside. Reduce oven heat to 350 F.

Melt butter in small saucepan. Blend in flour, then stir in cream, salt, Tabasco, sherry, and 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens. Add drained clams and simmer until heated thoroughly.

Spoon clam mixture into tart shells; sprinkle mixture into tart shells; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake for 5 minutes, or until well-heated. Remove from oven; serve immediately.