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Honey-Apple Brie Bites

Honey-Apple Brie Bites
Prepared phyllo cups provide an easy and elegant presentation for this appetizer.
1   lemon
1   cup (250 mL) toasted walnuts
2   medium red baking apples such as Jonathan (2 cups/500 mL finely diced)
1/4   cup (50 mL) honey
1   4-in. (10-cm) round (8 oz/250 g) Brie or Camembert cheese with rind
2   pkg (1.9 oz/53.86 g each) prepared mini phyllo shells (30 shells total)
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Zest lemon using Microplane® Adjustable Grater to measure 1 tsp (5 mL) zest. Coarsely chop walnuts using Food Chopper. Finely dice apple using Santoku Knife. Combine zest, walnuts, apple and honey in Classic Batter Bowl; mix gently.
  2. Cut Brie into thirty 1/2-in. (1-cm) cubes using Utility Knife. Arrange phyllo cups on Large Sheet Pan. Place one Brie cube into each cup. Using Small Scoop, top Brie with a level scoop of apple mixture. Bake 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Yield: 30 servings

Nutrients per serving: (1 appetizer): Calories 60, Total Fat 3.5 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 6 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 15 mg, Fiber 0 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving (1 appetizer): starch, fat ( carb)

Cook's Tips: To finely dice apple, slice off one side of apple, avoiding core. Thinly slice apple lengthwise; cut slices into thin strips. Finely dice strips.

Prepared mini phyllo shells can be found in the freezer section of most major grocery stores.

Make-Ahead: Brie cheese can be cut into cubes and placed into phyllo shells; place phyllo shells onto sheet pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day in advance. Remove plastic wrap, prepare apple mixture and proceed as recipe directs.