Cheese Triangles

"Easy make-ahead and freeze appetizers that are always a hit. Although assembling the triangles takes a bit of time, the triangles are a great rainy day cooking project for school age kids. If making ahead, freeze before baking. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (September 1980)"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
30 appetizers




  • Unroll phyllo dough and place one sheet on work surface (keep remainder covered with wax paper and a damp towel to prevent drying out).
  • Brush dough with melted butter.
  • Top with second sheet and brush with butter.
  • Cut into lengthwise strips 5 inches wide.
  • Combine cheese, egg and salt in a bowl.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture at one end of phllo strip.
  • Fold over to form triangle and continue folding like a flag until you reach the end of the strip.
  • Brush end with a little butter and tuck into fold to seal.
  • Repeat with remaining phllo and filling.
  • Place triangles on baking sheets until all triangles are assembled.
  • **Ifpreparing ahead of time and freezing, freeze before baking.
  • Flash freeze on baking sheets until frozen and then stack triangles between layers of foil in a large container.
  • Bake without thawing in 400-degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • **Ifbaking immediately, preheat oven to 400- degrees F.
  • Place triangles on ungreased baking sheets and brush with butter.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crisp.
  • Serve warm.

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  1. How can so few ingredients be so good? These were simple and yummy! I halved the recipe (but used a whole egg), and it worked out perfectly. Next time, I will make the whole amount and freeze, as suggested.


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