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Brie, Apple & Walnut Phyllo Triangles

December 29, 2011

Apple & Walnut Phyllo Triangles

Brie, Apple & Walnut Phyllo Triangles

I’m on a wee bit of a phyllo kick the last little while.  I love using phyllo pastry, it is so easy to use as long as you keep it moist with a damp towel.  Another great advantage to using phyllo pastry is that it freezes really well.  All you have to do it prepare your pastry according to recipe directions and then layer between waxed paper in airtight container and freeze for up to 2 weeks.  Then when you are in need of something elegant and quick you can just pull these triangles out and bake from frozen.  Awesome, right?!!  Do you know why I am telling you this little tid bit of information?  It’s because if you make these today and freeze them when your guests arrive on New Year’s Eve you’ll be ready for them, lickity split!

These triangles are so delicious.  They are the perfect combination of cheese, apple, nut all wrapped up in a crisp and buttery phyllo pastry.  You could also do a variation of these substituting the brie for a different cheese.  When choosing a different cheese try to avoid cheeses with high oil and fat content, such as, cheddar and mozzarella in brick form.

Brie, Apple & Walnut Phyllo Triangles


8 sheets phyllo pastry

1/3 cup butter, melted

For the Filling

1 tablespoon butter

2 shallots, (or 1 small onion), finely chopped

1/2 cup finely diced (unpeeled) green apples

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

8 oz Brie cheese, diced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

To Prepare the Filling

In skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook shallots, apple, and pepper until shallots are softened, about 4 minutes. Let cool.

In bowl, stir together chopped walnuts, Brie and parsley; add apple mixture, stirring to combine.

Place 1 sheet of the phyllo pastry on work surface, keeping remainder covered with damp tea towel to prevent drying out. Cut lengthwise into five 2-1/2-inch wide strips.

Brush each strip lightly with some of the butter. Spoon 1 teaspoon of the filling about 1/2-inch from end of each strip. Fold 1 corner of phyllo over filling so bottom edge meets side edge to form triangle. Continue folding triangle sideways and upward to end of strip. Fold end flap over to stick. Repeat with remaining phyllo and filling.

Brush both sides of phyllo triangles lightly with butter.

Note:  To Make ahead layer between waxed paper in airtight container and freeze for up to 2 weeks. Bake from frozen.

Bake in single layer on rimmed baking sheet in 375°F oven until golden, about 18 minutes.

Makes 40 triangles

From Canadian Living

Apple & Walnut Phyllo Triangles

Brie, Apple & Walnut Phyllo Triangles

These triangles are an amazing weapon to keep on hand in your freezer, you really just never know when someone might pop in.

For more appetizer ideas and phyllo recipes and folding techniques click here.

From our kitchen to yours,
Sydney Jones


2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2012 10:37 pm

    love the look of these!


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