Brie, Apple, and Walnut Pastry Cups

This is a quick and easy appetizer combines three of my favorite foods; tart apple, melted brie and walnut all in one flaky pastry cup. Nom, nom nom! I also added some shredded sharp cheddar cheese that was leftover from another recipe. There’s plenty of room for customization in this recipe based on cheese, fruit and nut preference.

Brie, Apple and Walnut Cups (taken from Sue Doeden’s All About Food and altered slightly)

Note: the original recipe calls for sweet/spicy nuts, but I just used plain walnuts because I didn’t end up having enough time to candy the walnuts beforehand. They still tasted great plain, but I think they’d be even better with some kind of coating like this.

Makes 15 cups

  • 4 ounces brie cheese
  • 1 box frozen mini fillo shells
  • 1/2 apple, chopped into small chunks (I used granny smith)
  • 15 walnut halves
  • Nutmeg, to taste.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Thaw fillo shells at room temperature for 10 minutes and arrange them on a baking sheet.

Place a few apple chunks in each fillo shell. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Top with a piece of brie and top with a walnut half.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until cheese melts and begins to bubble. Remove from oven and serve warm.