This easy appetizer recipe for Ham & Cheese Phyllo Cups is a ode to the New Year’s Eve tradition of Late Night breakfast. Serve the bite size cups for your party guests after the midnight toast, or when you get back from a holiday event. These quick to make ham and cheese phyllo cups are also a great easy recipe option for brunch anytime of year.
Chopping some good quality boneless ham beforehand,and buying pre-shredded cheese and frozen phyllo shells is the trick to being able to whip up a fresh batch of these easy appetizers in a flash. I am typically not much of a ham eater, but must say the Hormel Cure 81 boneless ham was pretty tasty. While I got a larger one this time, I liked that it also comes in a quarter ham size, which is great for small families like mine.
If you really want to speed up making these, you could mix the filling a few hours beforehand, and just fill the shells while your oven is preheating. I wouldn’t fill the shells before hand though, they would most likely get rather soggy, ruining the “toast-like” crispness of the phyllo.
- Frozen phyllo pastry shells (30-36)
- 4 eggs
- 1 tbs of heavy cream
- 1 cup chopped ham
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat eggs and cream together with a whisk.
- Mix in the shredded cheese and chopped ham.
- Scoop into the frozen phyllo shells. Make sure not to over fill.
- Place on baking sheet, and bake for 12-15 minutes, until egg sets.
- Allow the phyllo cups to cool for a minute or two before serving.
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