Brie and Dark Cherry Filo Pastry Bites Party Food Recipe #partyfood #Christmas #appetizer #vegetarian

Do you need a super easy canape or appetizer for your next Christmas gathering?  If so, you’ll definitely want to give these bite-sized filo pastry cups a try.  The flavours of warm, melted Brie and sweet dark cherries are enhanced with a slight hint of maple syrup.  For a more complex and savoury flavour combination, add some fresh thyme leaves to each cup before baking.


Brie and Dark Cherry Filo Pastry Bites

Makes 30

Ingredients

225g / 8 oz. Brie, rind removed and cut into 30 small cubes
170g / 6 oz. frozen dark cherries, thawed and cut into small pieces, reserve juice
3 tbsp real maple syrup
30 frozen filo pastry (phyllo) cups

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 180C / 350F.

2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place filo cups on baking sheet and add one piece of Brie to each cup.

3. Top up each cup with an equal amount of chopped cherries and reserved juice.

4. Drizzle a little maple syrup over each cup and place in preheated oven for 7 – 9 minutes, or until the Brie is completely melted. While baking, make sure the filo pastry does not burn.

5. Remove from the oven and serve warm.


More party food ideas:

Puff Pastry Bites with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms
Chestnut Mushroom and Watercress Sausage Rolls (make them smaller)
Aubergine Fries with Spicy Tomato Dip
Mini Shallot Bhajis with Minted Yogurt
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Christmas drink ideas for your party:

Cranberry Margaritas
Turkish Delight Cocktail
Mint Grapefruit Mimosas
Cranbellini Cocktail

And non-alcoholic drinks for the drivers:

Mulled Cranberry Juice
Pick Me Up Juice

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