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Bacon & Date Pinwheel Mini Shells

Total Time: 28 MIN Makes: 30 appetizers
Prep Time: 20 MIN Cook Time: 8 MIN

Looking for Phyllo cup appetizers to jazz up your next party? Try these Bacon and Date Pinwheel Mini Shells.

  • 24 slices bacon
  • 1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon, salt
  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 packages (15 count, each) Athens Mini Phyllo Shells


Preheat oven to 350⁰F. Cook bacon and reserve the bacon drippings. Set aside 15 of the best bacon slices and finely chop the remaining slices. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, bacon drippings, chopped bacon, salt and dates. Cut each of the bacon slices in half. Shape a heaping teaspoon of cheese mixture into a loose ball and wrap a half slice of bacon around it. Place the bacon wrapped Phyllo mixture into each shell. Sprinkle each with a pinch of brown sugar. Bake for 8 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Amount per serving: Calories 60, Calories from Fat – 30, Total Fat – 3.5g, Saturated fat – 1.5g, Trans Fat – 0g, Cholesterol – 10mg, Sodium – 85 mg, Dietary Fiber – 1g, Sugars – 5g, Protein – 1g


Precooked bacon can be used for this appetizer.

MAKE AHEAD: Filled shells can be wrapped in plastic and frozen. To serve, unwrap, sprinkle brown sugar and bake per directions.