Need a super easy appetizer for your next holiday gathering? You will definitely want to try these bite-sized crispy phyllo cups full of melty brie cheese topped with sweet dark cherries. Maple syrup gives a depth of flavor and a new twist to the flavor.
No maple syrup and don’t want to buy a bottle for just one recipe? Substitute honey. Honey is a little sweeter than maple syrup, but in the quantity we are using, that doesn’t matter. Substitute with the same amount of honey. Brown sugar is another possible substitution. Brown sugar is a little less sweet than maple syrup so you will need to increase the amount to 1/4 cup OR 4 tablespoons. Just sprinkle over the top of each cup. Corn syrup on the shelf? Yes, that works but it only makes the cherries sweeter without adding depth of flavor. Molasses for substitute. Yeah, but that will definitely affect the flavor in a way you may not want. Caramel ice cream topping will add to the flavor in a positive way. Just use the same amount.
Now that’s settled. Place the phyllo cups in small muffin cups if you have them — though they will hold their shape and can be heated in any pan. Carefully remove the rind off the chilled brie. Cut the wheel into 30 more or less equal pieces. Drop one piece into each phyllo cup. Chop the thawed dark cherries. Do not drain any juice and divide cherries among the phyllo cups. Drizzle a little maple syrup (or substitute) over each cup. Bake just long enough to melt brie, watching the last few minutes to be sure phyllo cups don’t burn. Cool slightly and enjoy the crispy crust, smooth melted brie and the tart/sweet chunky cherries!
- 8 ounces Brie
- 6 ounces frozen dark cherries, thawed
- 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 30 frozen phyllo cups
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place a phyllo cup in each cup of mini muffin pan. OR line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place phyllo cups on baking sheet
- Remove rind from brie and cut into 30 pieces. Add one piece of Brie to each phyllo cup.
- Coarsely chopped thawed cherries. Do not drain juice. Top off each cup with an equal amount of chopped cherries and juice.
- Drizzle a little maple syrup over each cup. Place pan in preheated oven for 7 – 9 minutes, or until Brie is completely melted. Make sure the phyllo cups do not burn near the end of baking time.
- Remove from oven and serve warm.
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