Packaged phyllo shells, frozen
Persimmon Hill Farm's pepper jams of choice: Blueberry Jalapeno, Blackberry Habanero & Raspberry Habanero
1 package cream cheese or Brie (with rind removed)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place frozen phyllo shells on ungreased baking sheet. Add about 1/2 teaspoon of the cheese in the bottom of each. Brie has a warm, mellow flavor and is just divine when it melts together with the jam, but slicing away the rind takes extra time. Cream cheese is very good as well and easier to use -- choose whatever works best for you. Add 1/4 teaspoon of your pepper jam of choice to each, or vary the jams so you have a variety of colors and flavors. Top with a few sliced almonds, and bake for about 8 minutes - just until the cheese melts and the edges of the phyllo shells begin to turn brown. Serve warm or cooled.
Note: If you are serving to small kids who might not like the heat of the pepper jams, you can use regular jams instead.