Clonakilty Blackpudding Tarts

Clonakilty Blackpudding Tarts

Serves: Makes 10Prep Time: Cook Time: 15 mins

These delicious crispy filo tartlets are a great make-ahead starter for Sunday lunch or as finger food for family and friends at any event!


100g Clonakilty Blackpudding

20 sheets of Filo pastry (15×12.5cm each)

30g red onion, diced

40g Feta cheese

4 Free-range Eggs

100g frozen spinach, thawed and excess juice squeezed out

5 cherry tomatoes halved

Sea Salt & Freshly ground black pepper

Oil for frying


1. Whisk three of the eggs in a large mixing bowl, add the red onion, spinach. Then crumble in the black pudding and feta into the mixture and mix. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

2. Pre heat the oven to 180˚C /160˚C Fan/Gas Mark 4.

3. Grease a cupcake tin very well.

4. Whisk the final egg, and set aside

5. Lay out the filo pastry sheets two at a time, on top of each other, in the shape of a star.

6. Push the filo star shapes into the hollows of the cupcake tin, ensuring that they are even and flat to the surface. Then brush with the whisked egg.

7. Add two heaped teaspoons of the filling to each cup, adding a cherry tomato half on top.

8. Cook for 15 minutes until the cups are golden and the filling is cooked (it should be springy to touch and have no liquid visible).

9. Allow them to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes and serve.

10. Serving suggestion: Add a dollop of tomato relish or chutney

Recipe by Jennifer Opperman