Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Brie & Caramelized Onion Phyllo Cups

I've come to learn that often times the simplest appetizers are the most delicious. A few weeks back I was hosting a wine night with my girlfriends and I just didn't have it in me to do a full-on big spread of food choices. Instead, I opted for something really simple that ended up being a huge hit!

Caramelized onion and brie phyllo cups are easy to make, yet are packed with flavor. Plus, in my experience, I've found that people gravitate toward bite-sized apps, rather than something more labor intensive, like a cheese plate (I'm not knocking the cheese plate by any means - it's just easier to pick something up and pop it in your mouth than it is to assemble some cheese on a carbohydrate vehicle of your choosing).

What you'll need:
1 wedge of Brie cheese
1 large onion (or 2 smaller onions)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons white wine
1 package frozen phyllo cups
Salt to taste


What do to:
Chop up your onion and put it in a sautee pan with the butter on low heat. After a few minutes of stirring and sauteeing, add in your white wine and season with salt. Let that simmer for 15 minutes or so until the onion start to soften and come to a pretty caramel color.

 {Caramelized to perfection}

Pop a teaspoon or so of onions into each phyllo cup and top with a little cube of brie (i like to cut the rind off, but if you don't have time, don't worry about it).
Pop them in a 350 oven for 3-5 min and KEEP AND EYE on them. You don't want those suckers to burn. Pull them out when the brie is melted and delicious looking. Serve warm.

{Caramelized onion & brie phyllo cups served alongside tea sandwiches and sweets}

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