I am always on the look out for simple yet exceptionally delicious recipes. Often that means turning to store-bought ingredients to save time without sacrificing flavor. Phyllo dough cups are one such item that I always keep in my freezer to help me create fabulous appetizers with minimal effort. This recipe comes from Family Circle magazine with photography credit going to Romulo Yanes.
Brie cheese and mission figs are an extraordinary combination – one your guests will sure to love. Add a bit of almonds and honey – ooh lah lah!
Fruit-Nut Phyllo Cups, Makes 30 appetizers, prep time 15 minutes and cook time 10 minutes.
- 2 (1.9 ounce p)ackages mini phyllo shells (such as Athens brand)
- 4 ounces Brie cheese, trimmed if desired, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/3 cup dried mission figs, chopped (about 6)
- 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon white-wine or cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
- Pinch each of salt and pepper
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread phyllo cups over a large baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
- In large bowl, combine Brie, figs and almonds. Toss to combine.
- In a small bowl, whisk together honey, vinegar, thyme, salt and pepper. Pour over Brie mixture and toss to combine.
- Spoon a small amount of Brie mixture into each cup, dividing equally among cups. Bake at 350 degrees F for an additional 5 minutes. Serve warm.