White nut timbales

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe Stuffed with nuts, smoked cheddar, artichokes and fresh herbs - these vegetarian timbales are great for a party as they can be made ahead of time and look stunning!


  • 45g (1oz) butter
  • 1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 100g (3oz) pine nuts, finely chopped
  • 125g (4oz) white breadcrumbs
  • 1 lemon
  • 60g (2oz) smoked Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 280g jar (170g drained weight) sliced artichokes in olive oil, drained and chopped
  • 200g (7oz) ready-cooked and peeled chestnuts, all but 3 chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbps each of chopped fresh parsley, sage and thyme
  • 6 sage leaves
Baking tray lined with a Teflon non-stick sheet, and 6 rings (7.5cm/3in) lined with baking parchment

You can use muffin tins, lined with muffin cases, instead of plain rings


  1. Heat butter in a pan, add onion and garlic; cook for 5 mins.
  2. Add pine nuts, breadcrumbs, rind and juice of half the lemon, cheese, artichokes and chestnuts. Season; stir in egg and herbs.
  3. Divide mixture between the rings. Smooth the tops with a palette knife. Cut the remaining lemon half into slices. Arrange half a lemon slice, half a chestnut and 1 sage leaf on top of each. Cover and chill until needed.
  4. Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200C. Bake timbales for 15 mins or until golden.
Open-freeze, unbaked, on tray. Bake as above, from frozen, for 20 mins.

Nutritional information per recipe

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  • Calories 400(kcal)
  • Fat 27.0g
  • Saturates 9.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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