Phyllo Star Clusters With Caramelized Onions

Phyllo Star Clusters With Caramelized Onions

Flaky pastry pouches filled with a savory herb and onion sautè.

60 min.prep time 1:35total time
24 appetizers
151 Rating



2 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped onions
3/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1/3 cup chopped roasted red pepper
2 tablespoons chopped ripe olives
1/4 teaspoon salt


8 to 12 sheets frozen phyllo pastry, thawed
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted
1/2 cup soft spreadable garlic and herb cheese


Heat oven to 350°F. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet; add onions. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden and caramelized (4 to 7 minutes). Stir in remaining filling ingredients. Continue cooking until heated through (1 to 2 minutes). Set aside. Cool at least 10 minutes.

Unfold phyllo pastry; place between damp towels to prevent drying. Place 1 sheet of phyllo on dry work surface. Lightly brush phyllo sheet with melted butter. Top with second phyllo sheet; brush with butter. Repeat with 2 more sheets, brushing top sheet with butter.

Cut phyllo into 4-inch squares with sharp knife. Place 1 rounded teaspoon onion mixture in center of each square. Top with 1 teaspoon cheese. Pull all four corners of pastry to center; pinch and twist top to seal. Repeat with remaining squares. Place onto ungreased baking sheet. Repeat process with remaining phyllo sheets.

Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

TIP: Phyllo dough is available in 1 pound packages in the freezer section. To thaw phyllo dough , follow directions carefully on package.

TIP: Filling can be made 1 day ahead and refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts (1 appetizer)

Calories: 80

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 130mg

Carbohydrates: 5g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #9127©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these for Christmas Eve last year and they were gone in a matter of minutes. Everyone, including my 5 year old nephew, loved them. They've already been requested for this year's holiday.

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