I love using Athens Mini Fillo Shells for appetizers and mini desserts. These shells are so versatile, you can fill them with savory fillings like spinach and artichoke dip or sweet fillings chocolate mousse. For this recipe I bake the shells first and fill with a whipped goat cheese for a cold appetizer. You can also bake the shells with filling for a warm appetizer.
Whipped Goat Cheese Phyllo Bites
Makes 6-10 appetizer servings.
2 packs Athens Mini Fillo Shells
1 cup red grapes, halved
2 tbs honey, plus more for garnish
1 tbs thyme
12 oz goat cheese
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, plus more if needed
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
Preheat the oven to 375⁰. Toss grapes with thyme and honey, set aside. Place goat cheese, heavy cream, salt and pepper into a food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Add more heavy cream if needed, just make sure the mixture is thick not runny.
Remove the Athens Fillo Shells from packaging, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cook for 5 minutes, until browned and crisp. Once the shells have cooled fill with whipped goat cheese and top with honey thyme grapes. Serve immediately and enjoy!