Cheddar Cups with Avocado Feta Mousse

These cheese cups involve just one ingredient... Cheddar! Fill them with an avocado feta mousse and top with some crispy kale for an absolutely perfect party appetizer.

Cheddar Cups with Avocado Feta Mousse

Ingredients
Cheddar Cups:
  1. 1 block (6 oz.) Cabot Cheddar Cheese, grated
Avocado Feta Mousse:
  1. 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
  2. 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  3. 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  4. 6 Tbsp milk
  5. 1/4 tsp black pepper
Baked Kale:
  1. 2 cups kale leaves, cleaned with ribs removed
  2. 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  3. 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  4. Pinch of salt
Instructions
Cheddar Cups:
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a small muffin tin with cooking oil.
  • On a parchment paper or Silpat-lined baking sheet, scatter shredded cheddar in small circular mounds, spaced at least an ounce apart.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes, when cheese is just turning golden.
  • After removing from oven, let sit for 30-60 seconds and then lift cheddar rounds with spatula and fit into muffin tins. Press down to form cheese into cups. It's important wait 30-60 seconds before moving, so cheese isn't gooey, but then you must work quickly before it hardens completely.
  • Cool completely and then remove from muffin tin.
  • Spoon or pipe avocado feta mousse into each cup and top with crumbled baked kale.
Avocado Feta Mousse:
  • Places avocado, feta, lime juice, milk, and black pepper in a blender and blend until a smooth mousse is formed.