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This was good, but I agree that you should at least double the artichokes. Also, I used the mini phyllo shells, but it took 6 boxes (90) shells to use all this filling. I also think that it is best to cook them the same day you will serve them and let them cool to room temperature for serving them. The phyllo got a bit soggy being chilled overnight.
The first time I made this, I found it very difficult to eat. You can spread the filling on crackers, but what about all that wonderful phyllo? Second time I solved it: The mini phyllo shells are PERFECT. Easy to eat and you get the full experience in one tasty bite. You'll need 3 boxes or 45 bite sized shells.
this was very very good, and was a lovely presentation as well. not terribly hard to make either! do remember though to break the tops of the crust off the pan before you open the spring, or it will break the fragile crust. i did use the 8 sheets of phyllo and it was awesome. and i used the entire 6 oz jar of artichokes as well. i think next time i might try two six once jars! (just remember to drain the liquid though, as two tablespoons was just right.)