Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Yield
30 phyllo bites

The flaky phyllo bites are filled with smooth, creamy feta and perfect for holiday parties. When shopping for feta, buy a block of cheese, and crumble it yourself—it’s cheaper and creamier than the pre-crumbled kind. The feta mixture can be made up to two days in advance and refrigerated in a ziplock plastic bag until you’re ready to pipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place phyllo shells on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until crisp, 5 minutes. Cool completely, 15 minutes.

Step 2

Combine cream cheese, garlic, 4 ounces of the feta, 2 tablespoons of the oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper in a food processor. Process until smooth, about 1 minute, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Transfer feta mixture to a ziplock plastic bag. Cut a 1/2-inch hole in 1 corner of the bag. Pipe about 1 tablespoon feta filling into each phyllo cup.

Step 3

Stir together cucumber, bell pepper, parsley, oregano, and remaining 1 ounce feta, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Spoon about 1/2 tablespoon relish into each phyllo cup.