September 20, 2015
Cut 6 phyllo sheets into squares large enough to ‘wrap’ up brie (as you would a gift)! Tip: Measure phyllo by placing the brie in the centre of the sheet to see how much pastry you need and then trim accordingly. Brush 1 sheet lightly with melted butter. Place phyllo sheets onto large baking sheet or pie plate. Top with remaining 5 phyllo sheets, brushing each layer with butter.
Cut cheese in half horizontally. Place 1 cheese half in centre of buttered phyllo sheets. Top with half of the apple-nut mixture. Top with second cheese half and remaining apple-nut mixture. Wrap phyllo around cheese, (as you would a gift… sound familiar?), folding phyllo as needed to completely enclose cheese. Brush with remaining butter.
Bake 15 minutes 15 Minutes, or until golden brown. Serve immediately with crackers, sliced baguette or apple slices (or a combination of these.)
Phyllo Cooking Tips:
Thaw frozen phyllo overnight to prevent damp spots. When working with thawed phyllo, dampen a paper towel and squeeze dry, open and keep over phyllo while preparing sheets. This will help them from drying out.
We’ve designed a handy ‘from the heart’ kitchen confidence rating scale for you to guide you through the recipes (yep, we think of everything)!
= Everyday deliciously simple. Pretty quick, just get the food on the table pronto!
= Put your heart into it! Takes a little more time ‘n TLC!
= Go the extra mile! Gourmet – takes time and/or special ingredients and/or technique – worth the extra effort for the impressive WOW factor!
= You walk on water! You must be a Chef!
We’ve designed a handy budget rating scale for you to guide you (and your wallet) through the recipes. Recipes are graded from the ‘high-end caviar-type budget’ to the ‘lower-end spam canned meat type-budget’.
= Spam (aka low budget)
= Mac ‘n Cheese (aka mid budget)
= Filet Mignon (aka higher budget)
= Caviar (aka expensive…but you’re worth it!)