Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Honey-Apple Brie Bites

1 lemon
1 cup toasted walnuts
2 medium red baking apples such as Jonathan (2 cups finely diced)
¼ cup honey
1 4-in. round (8 oz) Brie or Camembert cheese with rind
2 pkg (1.9 oz each) prepared mini phyllo shells (30 shells total)


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Zest lemon using Microplane® Adjustable Grater to measure 1 tsp zest. Coarsely chop walnuts using Food Chopper. Finely dice apple using Santoku Knife. Combine zest, walnuts, apple and honey in Classic Batter Bowl; mix gently.
  2. Cut Brie into thirty ½-in. cubes using Utility Knife. Arrange phyllo cups on Large Sheet Pan. Place one Brie cube into each cup. Using Small Scoop, top Brie with a level scoop of apple mixture. Bake 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Yield: 30 servings

Chef's Tip: To finely dice apple, slice off each side of apple, avoiding core. Thinly slice apple lengthwise; cut slices into thin strips. Finely dice strips.
Prepared mini phyllo shells can be found in the freezer section of most major grocery stores.

Make-Ahead: Brie cheese can be cut into cubes and placed into phyllo shells; place phyllo shells onto sheet pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day in advance. Remove plastic wrap, prepare apple mixture and proceed as recipe directs.

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