Sunday, September 23, 2012

Baked Brie Bites

I love brie cheese but despise when one big lonely hunk of it is put out at parties and people hack it apart just to avoid the rind or just scoop out the melty center.  I always try to find ways to serve it where you use all of this beautful cheese.  I've often baked it with honey or nuts on top but by cubing it into small individual tarts shells it becomes one perfect bite not to mention a little more elevated for any party.  I made these last weekend for a neighborhood party and they disappeared fast. 

mini phyllo tarts (I bought 3 packages of 12 for a nice sized appetizer tray)

Good quality brie cheese, cubed
brown sugar
chopped pecans or sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350.  Place a small cube of brie in each phyllo tart. Sprinkle each tart with approximately just a touch of brown sugar. Top with approximately 1/2 tsp chopped pecans/almonds.  Very lightly drizzle with honey if you like your brie a little sweeter.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, until brie is melted.  Serve warm or at room temperature.  Try not to eat the whole tray. 

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