Baked Brie Phyllo Cups with Apple-Butter & Bacon

Easy baked brie phyllo cups are the perfect finger food for appetizers or brunch parties. A delicious combination of bacon, brie, & apple-butter make these one of our top appetizers for girls night in or cocktail parties. This 3-ingredient recipe is quick and simple to make and can be served at room temperature. 

party scene with platter of phyllo cups filled with brie, apple butter and bacon overhead view

Baked brie bites

Nothing says “party” like a tray full of appetizers, and single-bite finger foods. And these baked brie phyllo cups have so much flavor you’ll want them for all sorts of occasions from happy hour to cocktail parties to dinner parties.

I’m pretty sure that if you have bacon, cheese, and phyllo cups at any party, it’s going to be good. This recipe just so happens to include all three!

Why you’ll love brie in phyllo cups

My brie cups combine sweet and salty, along with creamy and crunchy. You basically get a little bit of everything with this recipe.

  • Delicious. These appetizers have a sweet and salty combo that’s hard to resist.
  • Easy. They’re super simple and easy to prepare. They’re ready in less than 30 minutes!
  • Crowd favorite. This recipe is versatile enough for a fancy appetizer party or a casual brunch buffet.
  • Serves a crowd. As written this recipe makes 15 appetizers, but you can easily double or triple the recipe to serve a larger crowd.
  • Versatile. Serve them for elegant holiday parties, game day parties, or girls night in.
  • Bite size. Small finger foods are terrific to place on a buffet table, or to pass around on a tray during a soiree.
  • Care free. These can be served at room temperature so there’s no need for keeping them cold or hot.

When you set these on a party buffet of small bite appetizers that include an array of flavor profiles, people really do appreciate the variety.

platter of mini phyllo shells appetizers

PARTY TIP: This recipe is perfect for brunch entertaining too!

Recipes with mini phyllo shells

I love using this convenient ingredient for all sorts of appetizers and desserts. Add these other recipes to your next party.

Appetizers

Desserts

three phyllo cup appetizers on plate with a bite taken

When to serve them

I first introduced these in my ladies Christmas party a few years ago. They’re also great for breakfast bar ideas and spring ladies luncheons.

Serve them at baby and bridal showers. They make a terrific starter for almost any dinner party menu.

How to make them

Get cooking with these three simple ingredients.

Phyllo cups – Buy phyllo dough pastry cups in the freezer section. They come in packages of 15, and most commonly found under the brand, Athens.

Brie – You can buy a cut wedge of brie in the cheese case, which might be the right amount for 15 appetizers. If you’re increasing the number, you can get an 8-ounce round of brie and cut off the rind.

Bacon – Use about 4 slices for 15 bites, and increase as necessary. Oven fry the bacon to save time if you’re cooking more than four.

  1. Preheat oven and place the phyllo cups on a sheet pan. Add a small square of brie to each cup and top with a small dollop of apple butter.
  2. Bake as directed and top with crumpled bacon after removing from the oven.

Variations

You can serve these brie phyllo cups all year long, and simply change it up for the occasion. Just replace the apple butter with one of these topping ideas. You can even add toasted pecans or other nuts too.

  • Fig jam
  • Orange marmalade
  • Cranberry sauce – great for Christmas and Thanksgiving entertaining
  • Raspberry jam
  • Strawberry jam
  • Peach jam
  • Apricot jam
  • Honey
  • Pepper jelly
  • Balsamic glaze

NOTE: When using other fruit toppings it’s best to use jam or preserves. Jelly lacks consistency and texture for these.

PRO TIP: Cook your bacon a day ahead of time and refrigerate so it’s there when you’re ready to assemble the appetizers.

FAQ’s

How do you keep phyllo cups from getting soggy?

After baking the cups, place them on a wire rack to cool. The air circulation helps them to set up and stay crisp.

Do you cut the top off brie before baking?

For these brie bites it’s best to remove the rind so you get the full flavor and melted texture of the cheese combined with the other ingredients.

party appetizer table overhead with hand grabbing a phyllo cup

More brie party recipes

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I hope you’ll give these brie phyllo cups a try for your next appetizer party. They’re easy to make and everyone will love them.

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phyllo shells with brie, apple butter and bacon filling

Brie Phyllo Cups with Apple-Butter & Bacon

Yield: 15 appetizers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy baked brie party appetizers with 3 simple ingredients. A delicious combination of bacon, brie, & apple-butter make these popular finger foods for cocktail parties or girls night in.

Ingredients

  • 15 frozen filo cups
  • 1 wedge or round brie
  • 1 small jar apple-butter
  • 4 slices bacon (cooked crisp and crumbled)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Trim rind from brie, and cut a small thin square to fit inside each filo cup.
  3. Add a small dollop (about 1 teaspoon) of apple butter on top.
  4. Bake for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and top with crumbled bacon. 
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Cook bacon up to a day ahead, or start cooking it before you preheat the oven and assemble the shells. The bacon should be ready by the time the phyllo cups have heated through.

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