Witches’ Purses

Witches’ Purses

Wickedly easy, these delicious apricot-and-brie-filled appetizers fold up fast with refrigerated phyllo dough.

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sheets frozen phyllo (filo) pastry (17x12 inch), thawed
Cooking spray
pieces (1x1x1/2-inch pieces) brie cheese (about 4 oz)
cup apple butter or apricot preserves
cup chopped pecans, toasted
Fresh chives, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll phyllo sheets; cover with plastic wrap or towel. Place 1 phyllo sheet on work surface; spray with cooking spray. Layer with 2 more phyllo sheets, spraying each with cooking spray. With sharp knife, cut through all layers of phyllo to make 12 squares.
  2. On each square, place 1 piece cheese, 1 teaspoon apple butter and 1/2 teaspoon pecans. Repeat with remaining 3 phyllo sheets and remaining ingredients. Bring corners together to the middle and twist.
  3. Bake 17 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Tie chive around each bundle. Serve warm.
Makes 24 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Look for phyllo pastry in the freezer section of the supermarket. For best results, let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
Use chopped walnuts instead of the pecans, if you like.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 50
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 35mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.