Brie and Asparagus Phyllo Tarts

Is there really anything better than bite-sized appetizers?

What about bite-sized appetizers that are filled with creamy and buttery brie cheese…

These Brie and Asparagus Phyllo Tarts are on the top of my list for favorite bite-sized snacks.

Brie and Asparagus Phyllo Tarts

I associate this time of year with soft cheeses. There is always a wheel of brie in my fridge and crackers in my pantry, ready for whenever the need arises.

It arises frequently in this house.

I wanted to make a fun appetizer that you could prep ahead of time for holiday parties, football watching, New Year’s Eve, (or whenever) that included that creamy and buttery brie cheese that I adore.

Brie and Asparagus Phyllo Tarts

Before you get all confused about the fact that the brie in the pictures does not look like your average brie cheese, let me explain…

I found a brick of brie cheese that claimed it was better for “snacking,” so I thought I would give it a try. Because seriously… snacking is my forte. Whether you get it in a brick or a wheel, it doesn’t really matter, just get some brie… triple cream (if you can find it)… yum!

Brie and Asparagus Phyllo Tarts

I made my own phyllo tarts out of sheets of phyllo dough and butter (which is super easy), but if you can find yourself pre-made phyllo tarts, well… that’s even easier.

The filling is simply a slice of brie cheese with caramelized onions and sautéed asparagus tips.

Maybe I’m just too frugal, but I couldn’t let myself only use asparagus tips. I bought a pound of asparagus, trimmed off the woody ends, cut them into 1 inch pieces, then sautéed them in butter. If you don’t use all the asparagus for the tarts, just save the rest for topping a salad or serve it with dinner the next day.

Brie and Asparagus Phyllo Tarts

The flaky phyllo tarts pair perfectly with the savory cheesy action going on in the filling.

I couldn’t keep my hands off of these.

Brie and Asparagus Phyllo Tarts

Plus they’re super cute to look at too.

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Brie and Asparagus Phyllo Tarts

Brie and Asparagus Phyllo Tarts are a delicious appetizer filled with creamy and buttery brie cheese!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Tarts 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 24 prepared mini phyllo tart shells
  • 1 wheel of brie cheese (I prefer triple cream)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place your prepared phyllo tart shells on a serving platter. Cut 24 small pieces (about 1 inch) from the wheel of brie cheese and place in phyllo tart shells. Cover and refrigerate any unused brie.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the asparagus, sautéing until asparagus has softened slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add a piece of asparagus to each phyllo tart shell on top of the brie.
  3. Wipe pan clean and add 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Saute onions, stirring occasionally until they become softened and start to brown lightly (about 5 minutes). Add the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar and stir to coat the onions in the mixture. Spoon a teaspoon of the onion mixture into each phyllo tart shell. Serve the tarts warm* or at room temperature.

Notes

*if you would like to serve these tarts warm, you can place them on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven at 350 degrees F. for 5 to 7 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Keywords: brie, asparagus, phyllo, tarts, onion

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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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