Saturday, December 6, 2008

Phyllo Brie Cups


First off, lemme just say, this appetizer totally wasn't worth the effort and didn't come out exactly as I had hoped, but I'll share it with you anyway.

I've since seen some recipes that put a slice of brie on a cracker with some sugar or fruit compote and nuts. Why didn't I run across those or think of it myself before I went to all this trouble? Sheesh! Next time, I'm going with that method instead for sure!

Anyway, this was inspired by baked brie wrapped in puff pastry. For that appetizer, however, you need the whole wheel of brie, but I wanted to use some of it for our cheese plate as well, so I thought I'd try making individually-sized baked brie. It didn't quite turn out the way I had hoped, but at least the cheese plate looked nice =)

My version wasn't quite as melty and the phyllo cups were too delicate to make them a good finger food, plus making the cups was pretty time-consuming. The flavor was good though, so I definitely think I'll be trying the puff pastry or cracker versions in the future.

Ingredients:

  • phyllo dough
  • brie
  • melted butter or oil
  • brown sugar or fruit compote of some sort
  • nuts (I used walnuts)
Method:
  • Cut the phyllo dough into 2x2 inch squares. Layer them on top of each other in a spiral shape in a cupcake mold, brushing each layer with the butter/oil to create a cup. Put them into a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes until slightly crispy and browned.
  • Take the phyllo cups out and add some brie to the bottom, sprinkle with brown sugar or fruit compote and top with a few nuts. Put them back into the oven until the cheese is melted and declicious.

9 comments:

nicisme said...

What a shame it didn't come out as you wanted, I bet they still tasted delicious though!
I made something similar and I know what you mean about the filo cups being delicate & time consuming. I cut mine into rounds and they were so much easier to handle. I'm also thinking that I baked the cases separately ahead of time and that helped.

Jen said...

I made some too and I used the premade phyllo cups. Much easier. You might try it again because they do taste so good. Here's my blog about them.

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Mmm, I always drool when I see a cheese plate. It must be the pavlov effect.

Esi said...

I'm sorry you didn't love these so much. I was thinking about doing something similar for a holiday party next week.

Lorraine E said...

What a shame they were so hard to make but they do look great!

Colleen said...

I love the idea behind this - what about using the premade phyllo cups or wonton wrappers instead of the phyllo sheets?

That Girl said...

I'm sorry these didn't work out for you!

Joelen said...

Despite how you didn't like how they came out, they do look good and elegant!

Katie said...

BEAUTIFUL cheese plate!