Slathered Brie & Pecan Cups
(Makes 30 individual canapés)
Easy and elegant, these ooey, gooey cups of warm, rich cheese are topped with zesty Original Sauce and a crisp layer of crunchy pecans. Prepared phyllo cups make things easy for the home cook, but look so impressive your holiday guests will think you’ve spent hours in the kitchen, when in fact they come together in just minutes.
30 Athens brand (or another similar product) mini-fillo shells (two packages)
1/2 pound best quality Brie cheese, cut into ½” thick cubes
1/2 cup Original Slather Sauce
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Freshly ground black pepper to finish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange the cups on a baking sheet. Place a cube of the prepared cheese into the bottom of each cup. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon of Original Slather Sauce. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon of the chopped pecans. Bake on the middle rack until golden and bubbly, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for about five minutes.
To serve, arrange on a pretty platter, drizzle the cups with the fresh parsley and a dash of freshly ground black pepper. (Note: The pepper is not mandatory, but works out really nicely with the mellow flavor of the cheese and the sweetness of the sauce.) These are best served warm!