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Tempting Shrimp Phyllo Tarts

 Tempting Shrimp Phyllo Tarts
Writes Heather Melnick of Macedon, New York, “this appetizer has been a real hit at church receptions and family events.” With shrimp, a little wine, and phyllo, these little tarts will “upscale” any party.
15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons white wine or fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked peeled shrimp
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and wine or
  • milk. Stir in the shrimp, onion powder, salt and thyme. Cover and
  • refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow flavors to blend.
  • Spoon filling by heaping teaspoonfuls into tart shells. Place on an
  • ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes or until
  • shells are lightly browned. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tarts equals 76 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.