Friday, December 14, 2012

Cheesy Honey Crisps

My son, Andy, did a cooking in the media report for foods class. He decided to replicated the Presidents Choice "Mini Cheesy Bees Nests". They turned out beautifully. He even made raspberry pear jam that is on top! 

1/2 lb butter melted
g phyllo pastry

grams cream cheese

cup honey


raspberry pear jam

mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Whip cream cheese. Combine eggs and honey into cream cheese mixture. Set aside. 
Lay a sheet of phyllo pastry on your workspace. Using a pastry brush apply a thin, even layer of butter on phyllo pastry. Lay another layer directly on top and brush with butter, add your third layer and brush with butter. Cut the pastry into 12 even pieces. You'll be left with 12 phyllo squares that are 3 layers each. 
Brush you mini muffin cups with a thin layer of butter. Add each piece of your pastry square to create a shell. This doesn't have to look perfect! Fill with 1 tablespoon of your cream cheese/honey mixture. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Be careful to watch as the phyllo cooks quickly! 
Once your pastry is a nice soft brown colour, remove from oven and add a 1/2 teaspoon of jam and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese. Put back in the oven for 1 minute. 
Allow to cool and remove from pan. These freeze beautifully and are perfect for holiday entertaining. 

Andy cooking up a storm...

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