Baked Brie Phyllo Cups with Walnuts & Fig Jelly

Today I’m sharing a simple and delicious holiday appetizer idea:
baked brie in phyllo cups with 
walnuts and fig jelly to top it off.  

Last July I got to go on a fabulous girls’ trip to the BC Okanagan Wine region with some close friends.  It was an awesome few days escape from the expectations of real life.  We stayed in a lovely Air’b’n’b and got to spend our days visiting local shops, touring vineyards throughout the area, and enjoying amazing meals along the way.

Wine And Cheese

Several of the vineyards combined some kind of food speciality in addition to their selection of wines, and I was inspired by the foods and the flavours there.  One vineyard in Oliver, called Platinum Bench served the most amazing small loaves of fresh bread straight from the oven topped with amazing combinations of cheeses and fresh herbs.  Another vineyard we visited in the Naramata region specialized in making their own cheeses as well as wines, and the wine tasting was actually a cheese and wine pairing.  I’ve never had a better melt-in-your-mouth brie cheese in my life, and I bought a fig jelly there that was absolutely the best one I’ve ever tried.

Four ladies together posing for a picture.

My friend Lindy, Me, my friend Samantha, and my sister-in-law Danielle at Here’s the Thing Vineyards, Oliver, BC

It was this little vacation that inspired me to create the holiday appetizer that I’m sharing today.  You could enjoy these baked brie phyllo cups with walnuts and fig jelly any time of year, but there is something about the combination that feels perfectly suited for the Christmas season.

Baked brie in phyllo cups with walnuts and fig jelly poster.

Today I’ve been joined again by my Seasonal Simplicity blogging friends who are also sharing some fabulous holiday appetizer recipes.

Make sure to check out their ideas at the bottom of today’s post!

Holiday appetizers to try this season poster.

I used pre-made phyllo cups for this particular version, but I believe it would be easy enough to make your own, or even wrap up your ingredients in more of a phyllo “bite” like I did in this caramel apple phyllo bite recipe.

The brie phyllo cups on a red cake pedestal.

I cut cubes of soft brie cheese 1/2 – 3/4″ in size, removing the rind, and placed one cube in each phyllo cup.  After about 5 minutes in a 350 degree preheated oven, the cheese was beautifully melted and the phyllo cups were perfectly crispy.

Up close picture of the fig jelly and walnut on the baked brie.

Out of the oven… and topped off with a raw walnut half and a teaspoon of delicious fig jelly.


The phyllo cups displayed beside some evergreen branches.

Phyllo cups with baked brie on a charcuterie board.

The mix of flavours is perfect together.  They’re crunchy but soft and, flaky but creamy; cheesy yet tangy; all at once.  I think they’d be perfect to bring to upcoming holiday parties and would even be lovely to serve at our Christmas Eve appetizer night.

As I mentioned, today I’m joining some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their Holiday Appetizer recipes with you!

Just click on the links below the pictures to be taken to their full recipe.

Seasonal simplicity series blogger.

Baked Brie, Fig, and Walnut Phyllo Cups at The Happy Housie
Classic Cheese Ball Recipe at A Pretty Life
Cheesy Butternut Squash Bites at Jenna Kate at Home
Fresh Cranberry Salsa at We’re the Joneses

Blogger appetizer tour.

Easy Holiday Party Appetizer at a Rooms FOR Rent
Baked Goat Cheese Bites at Modern Glam
Smoked Turkey with Cranberry Orange Muffins at My 100 Year Old Home
Caprese Salad Skewers at Cherished Bliss

Blogger tour appetizers.

Easy Cranberry Brie Tarts at The DIY Mommy
Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board at Cassie Bustamante
Carmelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts at Life is a Party
Swiss Cheese Bacon and Beer Dip at Clean & Scentsible

Appetizers for tours for bloggers.

Snowman White Cheese Ball at Tatertots and Jello
3 Ingredient Stuffed Mushrooms at My Sweet Savannah
Easy Christmas Pinwheels Festive Holiday Appetizer at This is Our Bliss
Festive Bacon Wrapped Chestnut Holiday Appetizer at Kim Power Style
Red Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese Appetizer at She Gave it a Go

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Baked brie phyllo cups graphic.


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