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The last thing you need at Christmas is to fuss in the kitchen over elaborate nibbles. We’ve got 3 recipes using 5 ingredients or less that we guarantee your guests will love!

Belle Pepper Tartlets


Ingredients

Sandhurst Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 sheets ready rolled frozen puff pastry

2 eggs

2 tablespoons Sandhurst basil pesto

36 Sandhurst Cheese Filled Belle Peppers, drained


1. Preheat oven to 190°C.


2. Coat 3 x 12 hole mini muffin trays with oil.


3. Using a 5cm round biscuit cutter, cut 36 pastry circles and place each one in a muffin hole.


4. Whisk together eggs and pesto. Spoon a teaspoonful of the mixture into each pastry base. Place a Belle Pepper upright on each base.


5. Bake 15-20 minutes until pastry is crisp and golden and serve immediately.


Marinated Fragrant Olives


Ingredients

2 cups or 1 large tub mixed green and black olives, such as Kalamata and Sicilian

Rind of 1 orange

3 sprigs of rosemary

1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes, or to taste



1. Place all the ingredients in a small pan and heat over low heat for about 5 minutes, until warm and fragrant.


2. Spoon into a serving bowl. Serve warm or at room temperature. The longer the olives sit the more flavour they will develop.


Southern Devilled Eggs


Ingredients

8 hard boiled eggs

1/3 cup whole egg mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

1-2 Tspn chives, parsley or a mixture of both, finely chopped

1 1/2 tsp lemon juice

1. Cut the eggs in half lengthways and place on a serving plate.

2. Remove the yolk and mash with the other ingredients until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Spoon mixture into the hollow of the egg with a spoon or piping bag, and garnish with extra chopped herbs.

What are you serving for Christmas nibbles?