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Triple Cheese Appetizer Wheel

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shredded swiss cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1 Tablespoon
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Cheese filling   (as required)
Directions

Heat oven to 475°.
Stir together flour, cheese and salt.
Cut in shortening thoroughly.
Sprinkle water over mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing with fork until flour is moistened.
Gather dough into a ball; divide in half.
Roll one half into 9-inch circle.
Place on baking sheet turn under 1/2 inch all around.
Crimp edge and prick pastry with fork.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Roll other half into 7-inch circle; place on baking sheet.
Score into 16 sections, cutting only part way through pastry.
Cut around rim of each section to form scalloped edge.
Cut 2-inch hole in middle of circle.
Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool.
Just before serving, spread Cheese Filling evenly to edge of 9-inch circle; place scalloped circle on top.
If desired, small candles can be inserted in Cheese Filling around scalloped circle.
Garnish with parsley and olives if desired.
To serve, cut into wedges.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Servings: 
16

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