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5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

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Caprese Phyllo Cups |

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. ;)


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5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 15 cups 1x


A quick and easy appetizer for caprese lovers!


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Portion the tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil between the phyllo cups. Drizzle with the reduced balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.

Caprese Phyllo Cups |

Caprese Phyllo Cups |

Caprese Phyllo Cups |

Caprese Phyllo Cups |

Caprese Phyllo Cups |

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62 comments on “5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups”

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

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

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

  4. 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!!!

  5. These are adorable!! Pinning!

  6. 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!

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

  8. Now those are just too cute!!

  9. 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

  10. These is one of the most adorable caprese appetizers I’ve ever seen. I love all of those fresh ingredients, and the balsamic just kicks it up a notch. Wish I had a couple right now!

  11. I love caprese salad, I could inhale these cups!

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

  15. All of my fave flavors in phyllo! HECK YES!

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

  17. WOW! Just love everything about these little cups.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. 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!

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

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

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

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

  30. Where can you get the mini phyllo cups? 

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

  31. Now that it’s winter, I don’t have access to fresh basil. Is there anything I can substitute? Pesto? Dried basil?

    • Hi Heather! If you can’t find any fresh basil, we do think pesto would be a good, close substitute. We hope you enjoy these!

  32. The only ones I see in the freezer section are not pre-baked .
    So,just bake per instructions and then fill them with ingredients and serve?

    • Hi Sandy! Yes, that’s exactly what we would do. We hope you enjoy the recipe!

  33. Where do you find the phyllo cups? I’ve never seen them

    • Hi Bonnie! They should be in the frozen foods section near the pie dough and cakes, etc.. We hope you can find some and give this a try!

  34. These were amazing! Delicious and very light! Party favorite and nice departure from the more meat laden dishes.