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 premadephyllo 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!
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