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Phyllo Baskets

by Kate Heyhoe


You can make these up to two days in advance and store air tight. For smaller baskets, use mini-muffin tins and cut the phyllo into 3-1/2 inch squares. Standard muffins tins need 5 to 6 inch squares.

Before proceeding, read the Phyllo Tips section for best success. If you're baking phyllo cups or phyllo baskets in advance, avoid filling them until just before serving. Moist contents will cause the phyllo to become soggy.


Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly coat the muffin tins with nonstick vegetable spray or oil.

Working quickly, lightly coat four sheets of phyllo with melted butter or olive oil and stack together. Cut into squares as desired. Press the squares into the muffin tins, pressing down on the bottom and sides.

Bake until crisp, about 7 to 10 minutes (be careful not to burn them). Let cool in the tins before removing. Store air-tight until ready to use.


Suggested fillings:

Avocado, feta cheese, cherry tomato half
Chicken, crab or shrimp salad
Grilled vegetables
Peas, carrots and green onions
Scrambled eggs with diced ham and chives
Julienned lettuce or spinach, marinated artichoke hearts and red peppers
Mascarpone cheese and grapes
Apple, cheese and hazelnut salad


Kate's Global Kitchen

Spring Centerpiece Sides:
     Phyllo Baskets, Veggie Matchsticks, and Glorious Gratins

Phyllo Recipes:

Phyllo Baskets
Tips for Phyllo
Lemon Phyllo Cups

Vegetable Sides:

Veggie Matchsticks with
     Hint of Mustard Vinaigrette
Bursting Tomato Gratin
Alpine Green Bean Gratin


Kate's Global Kitchen for April, 2000:

4/01/00 Food Jokes and Joke Foods
4/08/00 Easter and Passover Menus: From Nice to Greece
4/15/00 Spring Centerpiece Sides: Phyllo Baskets, Veggie Matchsticks, and Glorious Gratins
4/22/00 Easter Lore & Post-Easter Eggs
4/29/00 Wake-Up: It's Daylight Savings Time! World Power Breakfasts

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