5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

Caprese Phyllo Cups | gimmesomeoven.com

At my most recent book club, my friend Kerry served a delicious tomato basil bruschetta.  And I have been craving all things caprese ever since.  So this weekend, I gathered some fresh ingredients from the market and decided to create a new appetizer — Caprese Phyllo Cups!

These simple little phyllo cup appetizer could not be easier.  All you need are five ingredients — any kind of tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, and of course, my favorite little phyllo cups (or you can make baked cups with wonton wrappers).  And less than ten minutes later, you can have an entire batch ready to serve and enjoy.  So quick and easy.  And so fresh and delicious!

I’m already looking forward to making these again.  I have a little hunch that may happen a lot this summer.   ;)

Enjoy!

Caprese Phyllo Cups | gimmesomeoven.com

5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

A quick and easy appetizer for caprese lovers!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (15-count) package mini phyllo cups
  • 15 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced or torn into small pieces
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces

Directions:

Bring balsamic vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 3-5 minutes, or until reduced by half. Remove from heat.

Portion the tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil between the phyllo cups. Drizzle with the reduced balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Caprese Phyllo Cups | gimmesomeoven.com

Caprese Phyllo Cups | gimmesomeoven.com

Caprese Phyllo Cups | gimmesomeoven.com

Caprese Phyllo Cups | gimmesomeoven.com

Caprese Phyllo Cups | gimmesomeoven.com

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  1. Tieghan — May 13, 2013 @ 8:00 am (#)

    Ali! These are perfect! So cute and delicious looking!

    • Maria — May 13th, 2013 @ 8:23 am

      Too cute! And perfect for parties!

  2. Deborah — May 13, 2013 @ 8:28 am (#)

    These are seriously adorable! I’m totally loving the balsamic drizzle.

  3. Tracey — May 13, 2013 @ 9:00 am (#)

    What a perfect little spring/summer appetizer! I love, love, love all things caprese!

  4. claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 13, 2013 @ 9:07 am (#)

    These are just so cute!

  5. Marie @ Little Kitchie — May 13, 2013 @ 9:56 am (#)

    I love that you posted these, because I’m working on a baby shower this weekend and we were trying to come up with a good caprese app! Love!!!

  6. Sam @ Reddy Or Knot — May 13, 2013 @ 10:05 am (#)

    These are adorable!! Pinning!

  7. Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 13, 2013 @ 10:25 am (#)

    I love bookclub – mostly because the snacks are always amazing! I think half the time I did book club we never read the book – we just had an excuse to come and eat and drink together. Book club just soudned more legit :) I love these so much Ali!

  8. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — May 13, 2013 @ 10:26 am (#)

    This is so refreshing! I love this as a quick appetizer! Gorg!

  9. Erika-Southern Souffle — May 13, 2013 @ 10:37 am (#)

    Now those are just too cute!!

  10. DessertForTwo — May 13, 2013 @ 10:42 am (#)

    I love all your phyllo recipes! I saw your spinach-artichoke dip in Southern Living a few months ago. I was like “I know that girl! I know her!” My husband was like “um, ok?” It was great! haha

  11. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 13, 2013 @ 10:49 am (#)

    I love caprese salad, I could inhale these cups!

  12. sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 13, 2013 @ 1:32 pm (#)

    Oh these are the cutest little things ever. Paired with some girlfriends, a little wine, and chit-chat. Sounds perfect to me! When I studied in Italy, my favorite thing ever was caprese salads. I got them at nearly every place we ate.

  13. Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats — May 13, 2013 @ 3:15 pm (#)

    What a great photo – and I’m sure they taste just as great! How did I not realize we are both Ally’s? Only yours is Ali….

  14. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 13, 2013 @ 3:15 pm (#)

    I’m crazy for caprese ANYTHING, so these definitely are gonna have to happen at my next spring party! Lovely little bites!

  15. carrian — May 13, 2013 @ 3:39 pm (#)

    All of my fave flavors in phyllo! HECK YES!

  16. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — May 13, 2013 @ 5:50 pm (#)

    These look fantastic, Ali! Gorgeous shots, too! :)

  17. ashley - baker by nature — May 13, 2013 @ 7:38 pm (#)

    WOW! Just love everything about these little cups.

  18. Paula - bell'alimento — May 13, 2013 @ 7:51 pm (#)

    Gimme!

  19. Sues — May 13, 2013 @ 8:26 pm (#)

    I love this idea! These are beautiful and perfect for a party!

  20. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — May 13, 2013 @ 10:47 pm (#)

    Love this idea, I could eat these one right after the other!

  21. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 13, 2013 @ 11:40 pm (#)

    How gorgeous are these?! These are certainly the perfect appetizer to enjoy with a glass of wine and girlfriends!

  22. Kathryn — May 14, 2013 @ 3:42 am (#)

    Love these!

  23. Laurie {SimplyScratch} — May 14, 2013 @ 7:15 am (#)

    I have a hunch I’ll be loving these little cuties! ;)

  24. katie — May 14, 2013 @ 1:17 pm (#)

    this look amazing!!! I love all things tomato/mozzarella !!

  25. nessa — May 14, 2013 @ 4:57 pm (#)

    Mmmm….I wouldn’t mind a couple of these right now!

  26. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 15, 2013 @ 2:42 am (#)

    Just gorgeous (as always, of course!). And how did you know that I am a huge caprese-lover?!

  27. Nutmeg Nanny — May 16, 2013 @ 2:15 pm (#)

    This looks wonderful! I think I’d get addicted pretty quick :)

  28. Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 18, 2013 @ 9:19 am (#)

    They’re gorgeous, Ali! I just posted phyllo cups recipe this week (had not seen your post!) and yours turned out so pretty! I love caprese salads, too!

  29. Tina | My Life as a Mrs — May 20, 2013 @ 8:14 pm (#)

    These are beautiful! And you KNOW I love some Caprese salad!

  30. Staci — December 5, 2013 @ 4:10 pm (#)

    You recipe says to serve immediately..so, if these were to sit, sort of buffet style at a party, would they not be very good? Trying to plan a holiday party. :)

    • Ali — December 6th, 2013 @ 7:51 am

      I think they would hold up for at least 2 hours. It depends how juicy your ingredients are, but they should hold up awhile! :)

  31. chia — December 16, 2013 @ 1:11 pm (#)

    I’m a bit confused, so you don’t have to bake the phyllo shells at all?

    • Ali — December 16th, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

      Hi Chia,

      Correct — the phyllo shells come pre-baked. They are great! :)

      ~Ali

  32. Stephanie Gasper — July 8, 2015 @ 10:48 am (#)

    Where can you get the mini phyllo cups? 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 8th, 2015 @ 12:35 pm

      Hey Stephanie, you should be able to find them in the frozen pie crust/pastry section of most grocery stores. We hope that helps!

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