I have a confession to make. I do not like entertaining. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing friends and getting together, but I just prefer to do it at their place. I stress out to much when I have people over. The house has to be perfect, the kids need to behave and I spend hours in the kitchen preparing food. Can you relate? I realize that these stresses are of my own creation. My husband is happy to have people over to a messy house and let them make their own sandwiches. I am working on going with flow more when it comes to hosting. I mean, it is the company and memories that matter, not all the other stuff. I am about to share a secret for taking the stress out preparing food for guests. Are you ready for it? I cheat a bit when it comes to food prep. No, I don't buy something already made and try to pass it off as my own. But I have come up with some easy, crowd pleasing recipes that take minutes to prepare. That's right, I said minutes. I am sharing one of my favorites with you today for Baked Brie and Jam Cups. Thanks to The J.M. Smucker Company for sponsoring this post.
The fruit spread you use in this recipe is particularly important. It can make or break the recipe in my opinion. At Walmart, I discovered Smucker’s® Fruit and Honey. These jars are filled with ripened fruit which has been naturally sweetened with honey. The spreads come in four tantalizing flavors: Strawberry, Triple Berry, Tropical Fruit, and Blueberry Lemon. I am using the strawberry spread with this simple appetizer, but these flavors are very versatile and either of them can be substituted. You can try out any of the flavors at Walmart. Smucker’s® has a coupon offer on ibotta.com for $1 off which makes this deal even sweeter!
Now I have to admit, I would have never thought to add honey to a fruit spread, but thankfully the good folks at Smucker's® did, because this stuff rocks! It is so good that you can just eat it right out of the jar. Which I confess, I did. I have also had it slathered on a biscuit and as a pancake topping and again, it rocks.
All you need to make these Baked Brie and Jam cups are four ingredients: phyllo cups, Brie, Smucker’s® Fruit and Honey and almonds.
This appetizer recipe could not be easier. It takes just minutes to cut up some brie cubes and add them to some pre-made mini phyllo cups. You can usually find the cups in the freezer section next to the puff pastry.
Then scoop on a generous helping of Smucker’s® Fruit and Honey.
Lastly, add some chopped almonds for a bit of crunch and bake.
I even made mine in the toaster oven! When they come out of the oven minutes later, the cups are crunchy, the brie is gooey and the Smucker’s® Fruit and Honey spread is deliciously warm. It's a party for your mouth.
I do have a warning about this recipe. Make more than you think you will need. Each person at my place was consuming between 5-6 of these. So you now you now my secret for taking some stress out of entertaining. I am still working on not caring about our cluttered house, and getting the kids to behave, but for now at least I have the food portion taken care of.
Baked Brie and Jam Cups
- Pre-made phyllo cups they come 15 per package
- Wedge of Brie cheese
- Smuckers Fruit and Honey Spread
- ½ cup chopped/sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut Brie into small cubes. Remove the rind if desired.
- Place one Brie cube into each phyllo cup.
- Top each cup with ½ tablespoon of fruit spread.
- Sprinkle chopped almonds on top of fruit spread.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JM Smuckers. The opinions and text are all mine.