The pros: Trader Joe’s Camembert Cheese and Cranberry Sauce Fillo Bites are crunchy, flaky, tasty appetizer that I found addicting. Cranberry adds just enough acid to make this exciting on the palate. Serve this at a party and these will disappear.
The cons: Only 8 pieces come in a package. Watch cooking times. Mine were done in 8 minutes in a convection toaster oven.
The verdict: For $3.99, this is small but a really tasty treat. These are the right balance of smooth melty cheese that has a lot of similarities to brie. A small dash of cranberry sauce that added just the right amount of acidity. Without it this would not be the same. The fillo adds both crunch and a flaky texture that might make a small mess so cocktail napkins or a plate are a must with serving these. I’ll be picking more of these up.
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
Going into the convection toaster oven (in other words, do the math and don’t use the whole time on the package. Mine were ready in 8 minutes):
After being cooked you get:
Cut in half:
Would I buy this again? Yes. Add this to your list of awesome appetizers. Would be great for the holidays, New Years Even, a family get together or even watching a game with friends. Just be warned, the fillo will make a mess due to it’s flaky nature. Awesome flavor that I hope will not end up being seasonal. It’s absolutely worth a try in the freezer aisle of Trader Joe’s.
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