Mushroom and Brie Phyllo Bites

Mushroom and Brie Phyllo Bites

Recipe Rating: 2.91471
Serves 10
A hidden sliver of Brie bakes up creamy and rich under a spoonful of savory herbed mushrooms in these flaky pastry bites. These easy and impressive hors d’oeuvres promise to be the center of attention at your next cocktail party.
  • 1 1/4 pound mixed mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 6 sheets (18x13 inches each) from a package of frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces Brie cheese, cut into 30 even pieces
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, shallots, salt and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are very tender and have released their liquid, about 10 minutes. Stir in thyme. Set aside to cool. 

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Lay 2 phyllo sheets on a work surface with long side facing you. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel to prevent it from drying out while you work.) Brush sheets lightly with butter. With a sharp knife, cut each piece of phyllo in half lengthwise, then across 4 times to make 10 rectangles, each about 6 1/2 inches long and 3 3/4 inches wide. Place a piece of Brie toward one end of each piece and top with 1 tablespoon mushroom mixture. Fold long ends of phyllo in to cover sides of filling, and then roll cheese up in phyllo as if you were rolling a mini burrito. Place seam-side down on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining phyllo, mushroom mixture and Brie, making 30 bites. Brush bites with remaining butter and bake until phyllo is browned and very crisp, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm. 

Note: These hors d’oeuvres can be made up to 1 month in advance. Form as directed, but instead of baking them, place prepared baking sheet in the freezer. When frozen through, 1 to 2 hours, transfer the bites to freezer-safe resealable plastic bags, remove excess air and seal. Bake them straight from frozen on a parchment-lined sheet as directed, adding about 5 minutes to the baking time.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 3 pastry bites, 170 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 380mg sodium, 10g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 7g protein.
Special Diets: 

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember — we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information. See our Terms of Service.