Super quick and easy appetizer that tastes SUPER delicious. This is one of the appetizers that Nanci and I are serving at our next catering event. We are doing an appetizer dinner that will consist of all pass around hors d' oeurves. We have been testing recipes for what feels like weeks to make sure everything is perfect and delicious before the event.
30 Athens Mini Phyllo Shells (sold in the frozen dessert section of your supermarket)
1/2 lb brie cheese
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Arrange Phyllo Shells on a baking sheet. Toast almonds in a small dry skillet over medium heat until the nuts are a light golden brown. Watch the pan the whole time and move nuts around constantly so you don't burn them, set aside to cool. Next, cut the rind off the brie and divide into 1 inch cubes (about 1 teaspoon). Place each cube of brie into a Phyllo Shell. Next put about a 1/2 teaspoon of apricot preserves on top of the brie. Lastly, top the preserves with a few almond slices. Put in hot oven and bake until cheese is melted about 4-5 minutes. (start checking around 3 minutes since every oven is different). Serve hot!