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Seriously Addictive Bite-Sized Appetizers

2 Comments | Written on June 8, 2010 at 5:00 am , by

Do you ever find yourself eating appetizer after appetizer and secretly wish the main dish would never come?  I love tapas, small plates and anything bite-sized.  It is an excuse to enjoy a plethora of dishes without committing to one large main course!  These seriously addictive “Cheesy Chipotle Bacon Cups” are no exception.  I love the crisp crunch of the mini phyllo shells and the creamy and spicy cheese filling.  Top it all off with some bacon and it is perfection in a cup!

chipotle bacon cups


2 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen, fully cooked mini phyllo shells

3 ounces block-style cream cheese, room temperature

1/4 cup Chive & Onion flavor tub cream cheese

1 egg

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1 Tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

1/4 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese

3 Tablespoons chopped fully cooked packaged bacon

2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro

Garnish:  Cilantro sprigs and lime wedges

1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Arrange the frozen shells on a baking sheet; set aside.

2.  In a mixer bowl, beat both cream cheeses, egg, lime juice, flour, and cumin until smooth.  Fold in chipotle peppers.  Spoon mixture evenly into each shell.  Sprinkle each evenly with cheddar and bacon.

3.  Bake until filling is set, about 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle each with some chopped cilantro.  Place shells on serving platter and if desired, garnish with cilantro sprigs and lime wedges.  Serve at once.  Makes 30 appetizer shells.

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