You'll wonder why these elegant appetizers are called beggar's purses the moment you bite into their cheesy, bacon-filled deliciousness.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 18 servings
3/4 cup (3/4 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
4 slices cooked OSCAR MAYER Bacon, crumbled
1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh chives
1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
dash ground black pepper
12 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed, divided
3 Tbsp. olive oil
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Let's Make It
Beat first 5 ingredients with mixer until blended. Stack 4 phyllo sheets, brushing each sheet lightly with oil before stacking. Cut stack lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thirds to make 6 (4-inch) squares. Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets.
Spoon 1 rounded tsp. cream cheese mixture onto center of each stack; gather 4 points, then pinch just above filling to seal. Place, 1 inch apart, on baking sheet. Refrigerate 15 min.
Heat oven to 375ºF. Bake purses 10 to 12 min. or until golden brown.
Cream cheese mixture can be made ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before using as directed.
Tie each pouch with fresh chive or blanched green onion strip before serving.
How to Purchase, Store and Use Fresh Chives
Chives have a mild onion flavor that complements a variety of dishes. Look for chives with a vivid green color and no signs of wilting. Wrapped in damp paper towels and stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, chives should keep for up to 1 week. Keep chives long and wispy or snip to desired length with clean kitchen scissors.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.