one of the easiest appetizer recipes is made with athens mini fillo shells. these light and flaky layers of fillo dough are fully baked and great tasting. it is easy to just fill and serve these shells either with a cold filling or heated filling like camembert and jam.
for these appetizers, i slice small quarter size pieces of camembert or brie cheese, and place into the unfrozen shells. then i add a teaspoon of jam, which could be blackberry or any desired flavor of choice. place these tarts into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. when the cheese is melted, remove and serve to guests.
other options for cold appetizers with these shells include: chicken salad, cream cheese and dickinson's red pepper jelly, fresh fruit, or even roasted peppers. i have also served these shells with chopped tomatoes, onion, and basil from the garden with a small bit of shredded swiss on top. heated for 10 minutes, these tarts will be a delicious start to any meal this summer.