Pre-made Phyllo cups + Brie cheese + carmelized onion jam = YUMMY!by Kathy Bullerman on Dec. 30, 2011, under Appetizers, Easy, Hot, New Year's
I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with pre made Phyllo Cups; but they are AMAZING! I started using them for parties and entertaining about a year ago. You can find them in most grocery stores in the freezer section next to the pie crusts. These little guys are so versaltile! I have filled them with cheesecake filling, lemon curd, chocolate cream – the list goes on and on!
Recently I was making some carmelized onion jam to top some grilled burgers and thought this would make a great appetizer in those little phyllo cups! And…if you added some brie cheese as the base = YUM!
If you’ve never tried Brie cheese, it is so creamy and yummy! The first time I tried it…embarassed to say; but I was trying to cut off the rind…I guess you are supposed to leave it on! However for this recipe, I suggest cutting it off because we want all the creamy brie and carmelzed onions to meld together! For this recipe, I used an 8 ounce wedge of garlic and herb brie! It was the bomb!
The most time consuming part of this recipe is making the CARMELIZED ONION JAM. I make 2 batches of this jam at a time, it will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks and it is great on sandwiches, grilled burgers or just scooped up with chips!
Here is the recipe for the CARMELIZED ONION JAM:
1- T. Butter
1 – T. vegetable oil
2#’s onions, halved and thinly sliced (1/4 inch thick)
1 tsp. brown sugar
salt and pepper
1 tsp. minced fresh thyme
1/2 cup red wine
Melt butter and oil in a 12 inch skillet over high heat. Add onions, sugar and
1/2 tsp. salt and cook until onions begin to soften and release some of the moisture, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook stirring often, until onions are deeply browned and slightly sticky; about 40 minutes. (reduce heat if onions begin to sizzle or scortch) Increase heat if onions are not browning after 15 – 20 minutes.
Stir in the thyme and cook until fragrent, about 30 seconds. Stir in wine and cook until it reduces to a glaze – about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
Now just take however many of the Phyllo cups and place them on a parchment papered lined sheet pan. Place a 1/2 inch or so piece of Brie in each cup and top with a generous amount of the onion jam. Bake on the middle rack at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes or until cheese has melted and cups are golden brown. Give them a small sprinkle of parsley and serve warm with the rest of the red wine you didn’t use for the jam