Saturday

Brie & Scallion Tartlets



If you ever need a quick and elegant little appetizer you may want to keep this one in mind. I made them to go with our New Year's Eve Champagne toast and they were GONE in an instant!




The pastry cups are the premade phyllo ones, available in the freezer section of most grocery stores. Of course you could make your own as well.

I found the recipe on the Taste of Home website; the original called for sliced leeks but I substituted scallions (green onions) instead. I think they would be delicious made with finely chopped onion or shallots too.


You simply saute the scallions in butter for a few minutes, add a little garlic if desired then season with salt, pepper, nutmeg, then add a bit of cream and cook for another couple of minutes until the mixture thickens.


Then place a little piece of Brie (or your favorite cheese) into each tartlet shell and top with a spoonful of the scallion-cream mixture and bake for 6 to 8 minutes until hot and bubbly.

You could make the scallion mixture a couple of hours ahead, then fill the cups right before baking (so the phyllo cups stay crispy.) The recipe yields 15 tartlets, but they disappear quickly so if you are making them for a party ~ make plenty!
If you would like a printable copy of the recipe you can find it on my recipe blog.
Thank you for stopping by today, and any comments you care to share!









27 comments:

  1. Yes, yes, yes!! Perfect apetitzer. Thank you, thank you. Can't wait to try.

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  2. You are such a talented food stylist! This looks great!

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  3. That sounds so tasty and looks so lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. What a perfect little appetizer! I think I would prefer the scallions over the leeks, too. They look delicious, Mari!!

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  5. Yep-I will be making these. I love those little pastry cups ( feel successful before I've even started :) I LOVE that you have printable recipes--thank you!

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  6. Oh Dear - what are you trying to do to me??? Such deliciousness at every turn.

    :)
    ButterYum

    PS - I think your substitution of scallions sound even more delicious than the leeks that were originally called for in the recipe.

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  7. Such gorgeous photos. I've seen some little tartlets on other blogs and even ate some recently at a restaurant - a delicious idea.

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  8. I'm so happy you posted this. A friend brought these to a party at my home this fall...they were incredible! I had forgotten all about them - thank you so much for the reminder....I'm giddy!

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  9. I would devour these in minutes flat!! Brie + scallions = heaven. Also, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I really enjoy yours so I am glad the feeling is mutual :)

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  10. Those are just too cute to wait for a party! How about a party of one...me.

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  11. Your photos are stunning and those little tartlets looks so delicious. I've seen similar ones in other places but with leeks and even ate some at a restaurant last week. I'm glad I now have a recipe to recreate them.

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  12. I'm not surprise that they would disappear immediately! they look so yummy..

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  13. Aren't these pretty? And not too hard. Perfect for when you're having lots of company and cooking dinner too! Thanks for posting this.

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  14. These sound absolutely irresistible! I love brie. Will be keeping this one bookmarked for future reference!

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  15. Oh my! How did you know I had some brie that I just didn't know what to do with! Thanks so much! All your recipes are the BEST!

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  16. Don't those look good. Little bites of heaven.

    I've never seen the frozen phyllo cups here, but I'm definitely going to look for them.

    Your photos are amazing Mary.

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  17. Beautiful little appetizers!

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  18. mmm these look gorgeously delicious!

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  19. Happy New Year Mari, these look so tempting and delicious, we have guests coming in the week, I will try these for sure, Kathy.

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  20. Oooooh, these ARE perfect, I think. Oh my gosh, lots of eye appeal and flavor, something a little different and delicious! Love this!

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  21. These sound delicious, and how perfect for a little party. Bite sized and beautiful.

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  22. I must have these tomorrow. Frozen filo shells will make this possible!

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  23. Pretty, delicious and easy! I like that in a recipe!

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  24. You need to do this professionally Mari. Every picture of yours looks like it's right out of a beautiful cookbook. I come to you for inspiration!

    Laura

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  25. YUM this is brilliant! I have a chunk of brie in my refrigerator that I need to use soon so this is perfect... Thanks!

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