If you’re a fan of the Greek pastry spanakopita, I have a modern appetizer idea for you. I love those little triangles that are often served at cocktail parties but the thought of working with layers and layers of phyllo sheets is daunting. I do, however, LOVE to use the little filo cups that are sold in the freezer section. I decided to put a modern twist on the old classic and make spanakopita appetizer cups that are perfect to serve at your next party or gathering.
The concept is simple – I created a filling mixture and scooped it into the pastry cups and baked. I think these are even easier to eat too, since the filling doesn’t squirt out the side when you bit into it like the triangles sometimes do. Here’s the recipe below….
- 2 packages frozen filo cups
- 10 ounces frozen creamed spinach
- 1/4 cup goat cheese, broken up into pieces
- 1/4 cup crumbled Feta cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- 1/4 teaspoon grated Nutmeg (I used a little more, but not quite 1/4)
- Zest of half a lemon
Cook frozen spinach according to package directions and let cool. Place in a mixing bowl.
Combine spinach with remaining ingredients until well combined. Use a small scoop or table spoon and place mixture inside each filo cup.
Bake spanakopita cups for about 8-10 minutes or until heated through.
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