Some time ago I stumbled upon one of the easiest most delicious and -best of all- super impressive, little appetizer recipe. This recipe has become my go-to take along for parties because it is always a huge hit! I’ve made other things before that were good, but never have I made a treat so spectacular that I honestly have NEVER had leftovers on this one. Every single delicious bite is gone whenever I bring this along. So what is it you say?
HONEY PECAN BRIE BITES.
They are impossibly easy to make, and sinfully delicious. Your guests will devour them!
Here’s what you need:
- 3 boxes (45 pieces) of Pre-made miniature filo shells (in the freezer section by the pie crusts)
- 1 log of brie cheese
- 1 cup of chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 2 T butter
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Honey for drizzling.
Here’s what you do:
Slice off the ends of the brie log. Cut in half so its easier to handle. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off the white rind on the outside. (Don’t worry if there are a few little pieces you can’t get to.) Slice the logs in half length-wise, then cut into pieces a bit less than half an inch (So like 1/3 of and inch). If you cut them this way you will have exactly enough cheese for 45 bites.
In a skillet (I like nonstick for this) melt together the brown sugar and 1 T butter. Add the pecans, 1 T butter cinnamon and salt. Stir thoroughly to make sure all the pecans are coated with the brown sugar mixture. Cook on medium heat for about 5-7 minutes until the pecans are lightly toasted. You will smell the sweet nutty aroma when they are ready.
Place all of your shells on a greased cookie sheet. (The only reason you need to grease it is because sometimes the brown sugar and honey will spill out and it will cause the bottom of the pan to become sticky and you won’t be able get some of the shells off.) Place a piece of brie into each shell. Top each shell with a generous sprinkle of the pecans, then drizzle each cup with honey.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Allow to cool then serve! These are yummy even at room temperature, so you can make them a couple hours in advance if you like.
Get ready to be asked to bring these delicious treats with you every time! They are so yummy and so easy to make!
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