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Cheese Cups ❤️ These are SO good, and so easy but there’s some tips & tricks to ensure you get em right!

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Why You’ll Love Cheese Cups

Babybel was one of my childhood snacks, so they hold a special place in my heart. These are crispy, simple and delicious. The spicy honey mustard sauce takes it to the next level!

Cheese Cups

How To Prepare Cheese Cups

🍳 First, brush the oil onto one phyllo circle, top with another one, brush with oil and top with another. Then, add some egg wash on the edges of the phyllo rounds. Add the Babybel in the center and wrap semi loosely, seal edges with egg wash. Repeat the process with the phyllo rounds and place the wrapped Babybel on the center smooth side up, wrap it again, so it’ll be double wrapped. Then, seal it with egg wash real well.

🧀 Secondly, give each wrapped Babybel a nice hard sear for a few seconds. Brush egg wash and add the sesame seeds.

🔥 Then, bake on a greatest baking sheet at 400F for 15-17 minutes.

🍯 Lastly, mix together the honey, mustards, Aleppo pepper, vinegar and sumac.

Substitutions and Variations

  1. If you aren’t a huge fan of spicy, you can adjust the amount of Aleppo peppers to your liking.
  2. You can also serve with your favorite sauce, instead of the spicy honey mustard.
  3. You can use any pepper of your choice instead of Aleppo.

Chef Nadia’s Tip

Make sure you don’t wrap the cheese too tightly so it doesn’t burst while you bake them.

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Chef Nadia’s Tips 🔥

  • Make sure you brush the phyllo with olive oil or melted butter thoroughly so it doesn’t break.
  • Make sure the Babybel is cold when you are going to bake.
  • Really seal the bottom with the eggwash.
  • Make sure you get everything ready before handling phyllo so it doesn’t dry out and keep a damp paper towel over them.
  • For a more golden effect sear it on a very hot pan just for a few seconds. Some might burst or a bit of cheese come out but that’s ok!

Common Questions

What sumac do you use?

I use Sumac by Z&Z.

Can I use a different pepper?

Yes of course! You can use any peppers of your choice instead of Aleppo.

Can I serve with a different sauce?

Yes absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite dipping sauce.

Cheese Cups

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Cheese Cups ❤️ These are crispy, simple and delicious. The spicy honey mustard sauce takes it to the next level!

Equipment

  • 4 inch ring or circular mold

Ingredients 

  • 8 babybels
  • 12 phyllo sheets, cut into 48-4 ish inch circles
  • sesame seeds, for topping, to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup olive oil, or melted butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp grainy dijon
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • Aleppo pepper , to taste
  • 1 tsp sumac

Directions 

  • First, brush the oil onto one phyllo circle, top with another one, brush with oil and top with another. Then, add some egg wash on the edges of the phyllo rounds. Add the Babybel in the center and wrap semi loosely, seal edges with egg wash. Repeat the process with the phyllo rounds and place the wrapped Babybel on the center smooth side up, wrap it again, so it’ll be double wrapped. Then, seal it with egg wash real well.
  • Secondly, give each wrapped Babybel a nice hard sear for a few seconds. Brush egg wash and add the sesame seeds.
  • Then, bake on a greatest baking sheet at 400F for 15-17 minutes.
  • Lastly, mix together the honey, mustards, Aleppo pepper, vinegar and sumac.

Nutrition

Calories: 2391kcal, Carbohydrates: 202g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 166g, Saturated Fat: 26g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g, Monounsaturated Fat: 116g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 165mg, Sodium: 1662mg, Potassium: 337mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 53g, Vitamin A: 262IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 81mg, Iron: 11mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

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