Mini Phyllo Strawberry Brie Bites are mini phyllo shells filled with strawberry jam, brie cheese, and baked until warm. Top with fresh sliced strawberries and serve for the best spring and summer bites ever!
You know that jam recipe I brought you on Monday? Well let’s just say we’re putting it to good use today. Really good use. These Mini Phyllo Strawberry Brie Bites are crisp phyllo shells filled with plenty of strawberry jam, chunks of brie, and topped with fresh strawberries. These little bites are addicting, and let me tell ya, I ate my fair share of them. 🙂
I created these bites for my friend Izzy at She Likes Food because it’s her virtual baby shower today! Izzy is having her first child very soon, and I’m thinking since it’s a boy, maybe I should’ve made blueberry brie bites? That’s no matter, I suppose. The point is that I wanted to create a delicious spring appetizer for her virtual shower, and I know Izzy loves cheese so I can’t go wrong there.
If you haven’t been to Izzy’s site, you’re missing out on her ultra delicious vegetarian dishes, including her 4-Ingredient Zucchini Tator Tots, Green Chili and Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers, and Goat Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Strawberries. I just love her site, and I wish her the best with her new bundle of joy! You can check out all of the other lovely dishes for this shower near the bottom of this post.
These bites were inspired by a friend of mine named Sandy. I went to her home and she had some mini phyllo shells filled with brie and topped with a fresh raspberry. She mentioned that her daughter used to be a caterer and everyone requested these bites. I ate a few and knew I had to come up with my own version here.
Now, I love baked brie as much as the next person, but I definitely prefer it when it’s not wrapped in pastry dough — that’s a little over the top for me on most days, not to mention that it’s pretty messy. These little bites are just perfect because the phyllo shells are crispy and light, and so much more low calorie than pastry dough. We’re saving our calories for that brie, aren’t we? 🙂
Obviously brie is as indulgent as cheese gets, but when you have just a couple of little chunks in these phyllo shells you get just the right amount — even if you have a few you’re not going completely overboard. I’ve told you how much I love cheese plates with jam and fruit, which is why I love these bites so much!
These Mini Phyllo Strawberry Brie Bites are the perfect sweet and savory bites for any special occasion. Can you imagine any appetizer being more of a hit? I really can’t, and they’re so easy to make that you have absolutely no excuse not to. 🙂
Don’t forget to check out the other delicious recipes for Izzy’s shower!
Hoecakes with Blueberry Lemon Compote from Making Thyme for Health
Healthy Potato Nachos from Nourished the Blog
Veggie and Pesto Flatbread Pizza from Cook Nourish Bliss
GF Blackberry Greek Yogurt Cake from Whisk & Shout
Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Brownies from Foodie Loves Fitness
Paleo Tres Leches Cake from The Roasted Root
Rosemary Lemonade Popsicles from Vanilla and Bean
Roasted Cauliflower with Yogurt Sauce (Zahra) from Fox and Briar
Mini Berry Tarts (Paleo, Gluten Free & Vegan) from Bakerita
- 15 mini phyllo shells, thawed 10 minutes
- ½ cup strawberry jam
- 4 ounces brie cheese, rind removed and cut into chunks (you may not need all of it)
- 6-8 fresh strawberries, hulled, halved, and sliced thinly widthwise
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the thawed phyllo shells on a rimmed baking sheet and fill each shell with a heaping teaspoon of jam and top with 2 chunks of brie. Bake for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the edges of the phyllo shells are golden brown. Remove from the oven and top with about 3 strawberry slices, fanning slightly. Serve immediately and enjoy!