As I mentioned in the previous post we had my parents over for cocktail hour this past weekend. It was a payoff since they watched the boys for six out of seven days! It wasn’t much trouble though, I love appetizers and was looking forward to test out a new idea.
I like balsamic vinegar and strawberries and what better flavor match than goat cheese. Toss it all in a pre-made pastry shell and it is so incredibly easy to make. Bite size, child and adult friendly, easy…what is not to like?! Hope you enjoy these as much as we did.
Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Filled Pastry Shells
1 pkg. mini fillo shells (15 count)
4 oz. goat cheese
3/4 c. chopped strawberries
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
3 basil leaves, chopped
Mash up the strawberries to release their natural juices. You will still want some chunks so don’t fully purée them. Add the balsamic vinegar and basil. Let the berries sit for at least half and hour to let all the flavors blend.
When ready to serve divide the goat cheese evenly among the pastry shells. Then evenly divide the strawberries and pour over the goat cheese.
Yields 15 appetizers