Yummy Fixins: Whipped goat cheese phyllo bites (recipe)
I love using Athens mini phyllo shells for appetizers and mini desserts.
These shells are so versatile, you can fill them with savory fillings like spinach and artichoke dip or sweet fillings chocolate mousse. For this recipe I bake the shells first and fill with a whipped goat cheese for a cold appetizer.
You can also bake the shells with filling for a warm appetizer.
Whipped Goat Cheese Phyllo Bites
Makes 6-10 appetizer servings.
2 packs Athens mini phyllo shells
1 cup red grapes, halved
2 tablespoons honey, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon thyme
12 ounces goat cheese
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, plus more if needed
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Toss grapes with thyme and honey, set aside. Place goat cheese, heavy cream, salt and pepper into a food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Add more heavy cream if needed, just make sure the mixture is thick not runny.
Remove the Athens phyllo shells from packaging, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cook for five minutes, until browned and crisp.
Once the shells have cooled fill with whipped goat cheese and top with honey thyme grapes.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
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