Brie Fig and Pistachio Bites are just the quick and easy cocktail snack you need during a busy holiday season. These crispy phyllo bites can be put together in 15 minutes and is perfect for any occasion.
Every year when I was a little girl we used to head out to my Aunt and Uncle’s house in Connecticut for their big holiday party. I loved going, it meant a trip on the ferry and an afternoon that was guaranteed of really good food.
My Aunt went all out, every year. Their Christmas tree was so large, the only way to bring it into the home was through the balcony doors and it was trimmed completely from head to toe. As soon as you walked in, you could feel the holiday cheer. Food was displayed in every possible corner. Where ever you turned, there was something to eat! I swear, she must have cooked for days! Oh yes, it was all homemade and I gobbled up every last bite.
I’m pretty sure it was this party that started off my love of Christmas trees and party food.
The two sort of go together right? Plenty of people have parties right now and most of those homes are decorated with Christmas trees!
For obvious reasons, we didn’t have one growing up. I begged. . .but all my other friends have Christmas trees! Can’t we just call it a Chanukah bush? No go from my Dad.
At least I wasn’t denied party food!
Now I’m grown up, with a house of my own and I have a tree and I’m still content to make a meal out of small bites. Wouldn’t you? I always think food tastes better when it’s smaller, plus it takes less time to put together!
Take these brie bites as an example. In 15 minutes you have a hot, cheesy and crispy appetizer that I guarantee will fly off the table in a moment.
All you need are 4 simple ingredients – frozen phyllo cups, your brie of chose (I prefer goat), fig jam or spread and chopped pistachios. Seriously that’s it. Fill them up, pop it into the oven and you are golden!
These are so addictive that the day I made them, I had popped 4 into my mouth before even realizing what I did. I actually suggest doubling or tripling the amount you make, they are going to disappear that fast.
- 1 package mini phyllo shells (approximately 15 shells)
- 4 ounces brie (goat brie recommended)
- Fig jam or spread
- 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
- Place the phyllo shells on a parchment lined baking sheet and heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Place about a 1 inch piece of brie in each cup and then top with 1/4 teaspoon of fig jam and a sprinkling of pistachios.
- Bake for 10 minutes, let cool for 1-2 minutes before serving.
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I’m going to need to source phyllo cups for New Years eve. I love the Trader Joes feta and caramelized onion cups and I’ve got a healthy freezer stash of caramelized onions–as well as a Meal Train to deliver to a dear friend on New Year’s eve. I can supply my friend and her spouse with an assortment of grown up phyllo cup nibbles with these goat cheese, fig jam & pistachio ones, then fix up some meatballs and mac and cheese for the kids.
I sure do love brie appetizers! These looks scrumptious and easy!