Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Bacon Phyllo Cups with Gorgonzola

Is it phyllo or fillo dough? Whatever the spelling, I haven’t made anything with these crispy flakey layers of buttery deliciousness in a couple years, which is such a shame. But, last week when I was picking up some frozen puff pastry for an upcoming recipe, I noticed these cute little mini phyllo cups and spontaneously threw a couple packages in my cart. The filling possibilities are endless, and two mini cups only have 25 calories total – not bad!

For this version, the recipe title says it all. I mixed some of favorite ingredients together for the filling – caramelized onions, sautéed apples, and smoked bacon. Then I topped the bites off with some crumbled gorgonzola. Perfect for a party!

Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Bacon Phyllo Cups with Gorgonzola
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2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large yellow onions, sliced (4 cups)
1 large tart apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
4 strips hickory smoked bacon, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
26 mini phyllo shells from 2 1.9-ounce packages, prepared according to package directions
1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese

To make the caramelized onions, heat 2 tablespoons butter and olive oil over medium low heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add onions, cover, and cook 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove lid and cook an additional 10 minutes, or until caramelized.

To make the apples and bacon, heat chopped apples, remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter, and brown sugar in a small pot over medium heat; sauté for 10 to 12 minutes, or until apples are softened and lightly browned. Wipe pan clean and place bacon in it. Sauté over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until crispy, stirring occasionally; drain on paper towels.

To assemble the shells, place caramelized onions, cooked apples and bacon, and salt in a small bowl and mix well. Evenly distribute the mixture among the mini phyllo shells. Top evenly with crumbled gorgonzola. Makes 13 servings of 2 cups each.

Nutrition: 108.6 calories, 7.2g fat, 0.9g fiber, 2.6g protein per serving
Cost: $0.54 per serving

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21 Responses to Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Bacon Phyllo Cups with Gorgonzola

  1. grace says:

    you’ve got the sweet, salty, crunchy, and crisp, all in one itty-bitty bite. lovely!

  2. These store bought mini phyllo doughs are such saviors! You can fill them with anything and it looks great — I love your fall fillings!

  3. Definitely perfect for a party! Fabulous combination of ingredients and flavors… I bet it’s impossible to eat just one ;).

  4. I love phyllo! Everyone is always so impressed, and it’s seriously so easy to use! This combo sounds deadly!!!

  5. Such a good step up from the store bought cups. Love this filling combination

  6. I saw those mini phyllo cups too in the grocery store a couple of weeks ago but didn’t know what to make with them! These little tarts look great, good job!

  7. joanne says:

    These would make for some of the cutest and most perfect appetizers ever! I love the flavors you’ve infused into them…so very fall.

  8. Sophie says:

    What tasty little appetizers!

    I love them, lovely too! ;)!!

  9. shannon says:

    ooh, what a perfect fall appetizer :) yum!

  10. Helene says:

    I don’t use Phyllo as much as I would like to. These little appetizers are sure looking tasty.

  11. Ranjani says:

    I’ve actually never worked with phyllo dough…those little cups are so cute and I love the combination of flavors that you put in them!

  12. Michelle says:

    These look like a fantastic appetizer! I love dishes that use phyllo dough and I certainly don’t use phyllo dough enough!

  13. Megan says:

    Definitely perfect party treats. I love the flavor combo!

  14. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This is the perfect fall appetizer! How perfect would this be on Thanksgiving!

  15. I have made something similiar to these except without the apple and with brie cheese. I love the seasonal touch the apple brings and I bet the tangy gorgonzola adds a ton of flavor! I can’t wait to try these!

  16. Juliana says:

    This little cups look delicious, love the ingredients that you have in it. Great as appetizers.
    Hope you are having a great week Kerstin :-)

  17. Yes please! This looks AMAZING. I am totally going to make this for a holiday party appetizer :) mmmmmmm

  18. Eliana says:

    Love how there is a little taste of everything in these little bites. They could not look more delicious.

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  20. Patti says:

    Made these for a Thanksgiving appetizer and they were gone quickly. Making again for a family Christmas party this weekend.

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