Apricot Pistachio Brie Bites are an elegant, yet QUICK and EASY, party appetizer that everyone will love.
SWEET apricot jam, baked with CREAMY brie, topped with CRUNCHY, SALTY pistachios all nestled in a CRISPY, FLAKY phyllo cup.
If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
APRICOT PISTACHIO BRIE PHYLLO BITES
Party appetizers are so fun to make! I love coming up with flavor and texture combinations that are new and exciting.
But there is always room on my table for classic flavor combos that are tried and true crowd favorites.
But not only do the flavors have to be on point, they need to be easy to make and fun to serve.
Enter the phyllo cups!
Their crispy, flaky texture is the perfect base for all these new and exciting (and classic ones) flavors.
I’m sharing a classic combination of apricot preserves and brie cheese.
The creamy brie with jam, topped with pistachios, makes an appetizer that is delicate but with a sweet and salty crunch!
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INGREDIENTS FOR APRICOT BRIE CUPS
- apricot preserves
Don’t forget the phyllo shells! I like to make mine homemade and keep them in the freezer until ready to use.
HOW TO MAKE BAKED BRIE IN PHYLLO
ONE: Preheat oven to 375F. Place the cups on a baking sheet.
TWO: Add a cube of brie to each pastry cup. Top with a teaspoon of apricot preserves.
THREE: Bake at 375F until warm and bubbly (about 15 minutes). Remove and garnish with finely chopped pistachios. Enjoy!
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
CAN I ASSEMBLE BRIE IN PHYLLO CUPS THE NIGHT BEFORE?
They are pretty easy to throw together so you don’t really need to do it the night before. But if you want you can add the brie but leave out the apricot jam.
DO BRIE PHYLLO CUPS REQUIRE REFRIGERATION?
Because of the dairy in the cheese, I would recommend refrigerating any leftovers until ready to eat.
They will keep up to 4 days. Just reheat in the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melty again.
SHOULD I REMOVE THE RIND FROM THE BRIE BEFORE BAKING?
The rind on a wheel of brie is edible but it can be chewy. Most like to remove the rind if they are not trying to keep it’s shape.
For this recipe, I like the cheese to get super melty and fill the bottom of the phyllo cups so trim off the rind before cutting into cubes.
HOW DO YOU KEEP PHYLLO CUPS FROM GETTING SOGGY?
The fat in the cheese should melt and keep the pastry cups crispy when it bakes but you can always brush the bottom of the cups with a little egg whites before adding the cheese.
TAPAS TIPS & TRICKS
- Don’t mess with phyllo dough and melted butter making cups, buy pre-made in the freezer section.
- The phyllo cups will stay crispy if you keep the jam on top of the brie cheese.
- You can make these with puff pastry but it’s a lot messier and takes more time.
- A 1/2 teaspoon of apple jelly added with the apricot is great too!
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With just 3 ingredients, this apricot pistachio brie phyllo bites appetizer will be the crowd favorite at your next gathering!
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- raspberry brie phyllo cups
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- sweet and sour meatballs
- caramel corn phyllo cups
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APRICOT BAKED BRIE PHYLLO CUPS
- 15 phyllo cups
- 4 ounces Brie (about half a standard round) cut into 15 cubes
- 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
- Garnish with chopped pistachios
- Fill each cup with a piece of brie and a teaspoon of preserves.
- Bake at 375 until warm and bubbly (about 15 minutes).
- Garnish with chopped pistachios. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
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