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Monday
Oct262009

Easy Appetizer from Pampered Chef

Over the years, I've been to a number of Pampered Chef parties and have always been pleased with their products.  So when the Chicagonista.com staff was invited to a private tour of their International Headquarters in Addison (I had NO idea they were based in Chicagoland) I was happy to make the trip!  It's a beautiful facility, complete with several test kitchens.  It was rainy and cold outside, but the Chicagonistas were warm and cozy while we watched demonstrations and sampled cocktails, cookies, and more.  I have much more to share from my visit, but for today I'll pass along this delicious (and easy!) appetizer:

Honey-Apple Brie Bites (from The Pampered Chef® Easy & Impressive Appetizers Recipe Collection)

You'll need...
1 Lemon
1 c toasted walnuts
2 medium red baking apples, such as Jonathan (yield: 2 cups finely diced)
1/4 c honey
1 4" round (8 oz) Brie or Camembert cheese with rind
2 pkg (30 total) prepared mini phyllo shells


1) Preheat oven to 400.  Zest lemon to measure 1 tsp zest.  Coarsely chop walnuts (PC's Food Chopper is great for this!).  Finely dice apple.  Combine zest, walnuts, apple, and honey into a bowl.  Mix gently.

2) Cut cheese into 1/2 cubes (can be done the night before, if you're pressed for time).  Arrange phyllo cups on a sheet pan, and place on cheese cube into each cup.  Using a spoon or small scoop, top cheese with apple mixture.  Bake 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Reader Comments (4)

This sounds delicious. I love PC recipes!

Jen - thanks for the great post! I'm so glad to have finally met you at the event. Please send me your "wish list" when you get the chance.

-Caitlin

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

Mmmmmmm! Can't wait to try it!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Jenn these look so yummy! Perfect for the quickly approaching Holiday season! Thanks.

October 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMindy Lockard

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