Total Time
20mins
Prep 8 mins
Cook 12 mins

Who doesn't like melted cheese and phyllo pastry? This quick simple recipe is great for a busy hostess. The mix of sweet and smooth makes this a perfect combination. My mother gave me this recipe although I don't know who gave it to her. Takes less than 20 minutes to make but I promise it will take less than that to eat!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Start by placing one sheet of phyllo on a baking sheet.
  3. Brush a thin layer of melted butter on one side.
  4. Add the next sheet on top of the butter.
  5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have the appropriate amount of sheets 'glued' together.
  6. Place the whole cheese on one side of the pastry leaving a 2 inch border.
  7. Spoon your jam on top of the cheese (one side only).
  8. Fold the pastry around the cheese remembering to keep the jam side up.
  9. Tuck the ends under the cheese to create a tidy pocket.
  10. Remember that if you can see the cheese, it can leak out.
  11. Brush the jam side with melted butter.
  12. Place in the center of the baking sheet JAM SIDE UP and bake approx 10-15 minutes.
  13. Serve whole on a platter with plain crackers (I use Carr's table water crackers).
  14. Add knife or spreader so everyone can help themselves.
  15. Everyone loves this appetizer.
  16. DO NOT PREPARE THIS AHEAD OF TIME (UNLESS IT IS JUST TO RE-HEAT IN THE OVEN).