Sunday, January 2, 2011

Honey Apple Bites

I recently attended a Pampered Chef party at Lauren's house, and this recipe was made.  They forgot the phyllo dough and instead used Ritz crackers.  I thought this choice was so delicious and so easy, that I did the same for our New Year's celebration.  In fact, I found whole wheat Ritz crackers, and thought that would be awesome too.  I was also really happy to find name brand Brie, which was a big cost savings--at the store I shopped last year for NYE, I could only find a HUGE, $20 round of Brie.  Ouch.

These moved well, but the crackers were a little too dry for me.  I think I overcooked them, which impacted this, though the apple topping was really good.  I will definitely be making these again, but will try the phyllo dough next time.

  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium red baking apples such as Jonathan, cored, and finely diced
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 4-in round Brie, or Camembert cheese with rind, cubed to ½ inch pieces
  • 2 pkg prepared mini phyllo shells (30 shells total)
  1. Preheat the over to 400°F.
  2. Set you phyllo cups on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper.
  3. Mix gently the apples, walnuts, zest and honey.
  4. Place one cube of Brie in each phyllo cup.
  5. Using a Small Scoop, cover the Brie with one scoop of the apple mixture.
  6. Bake 6-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  7. Serve warm.  (They are still as delish cold).
Tip:  My friends mentioned that this recipe would be great for Rosh Hashanah, since apples and honey are being served in abundance during that holiday.  You will agree that these type of appetizers are great for any occasion.
All gadgets and cookware used, are offered by The Pampered Chef.

Recipe found online here

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Yum! I've been meaning to try the "real" version too. Delish.

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