Easy Phyllo Pastry Tarts with Hot Pepper Jelly

Trudy Glackin


A more festive way of serving Cream Cheese with Pepper Jelly poured over it for an appetizer - Made this for a Holiday gathering and used a Red and a Green Pepper Jelly for the topping - The Christmas colors were great and the tarts disappeared from the plate - Gave the recipe to a lot of people that night.

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20 Min
15 Min


sheets frozen phyllo pastry dough, thawed
3 Tbsp
butter, melted
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 jar(s)
pepper jelly

How to Make Easy Phyllo Pastry Tarts with Hot Pepper Jelly


  • 1Take 2 sheets of pastry and cover the rest with a damp cloth to keep from drying out.
  • 2Brush a thin layer of butter on one sheet and stack the other sheet on top.

    Cut the stacked sheet in half length wise. You will now have two long rectangles.
  • 3(A pizza cutter works great for this) Brush one rectangle with butter and place the other one on top.

    You will then have a 7 x 11 pastry sheet with four layers.
  • 4Cut that into 12 equal squares.

    Press each square into a greased mini muffin tin.
  • 5Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.

    Repeat with remaining sheets, remembering to keep unused sheets covered.

    Shells may be frozen at this point or filled and ready to serve.
  • 6To fill: Place 1/2- 1 teaspoon of cream cheese in the center of each tart.

    Top with 1/2 to 1 tsp of jelly.

    May be served as is or baked for 10 minutes and served warm.

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