The recipe for mini phyllo cups with shrimp salad on FoodNetwork.com, and the recipe for petite cheesecake cups on AthensFoods.com are examples of easy recipes that feature mini phyllo shells. The use of store-bought mini phyllo shells makes these recipes particularly quick and simple.
To make the mini shrimp salad phyllo cups, toss 2 cups of cooked, peeled and finely diced shrimp, 1/2 cup of finely diced celery and 1 tablespoon of minced green onion together in a bowl. Combine 1/2 cup of mayonnaise with 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper to make a dressing, and incorporate it into the shrimp mixture. Distribute the shrimp salad amongst 15 mini phyllo shells.
To make the petite cheesecake cups, combine 4 ounces of softened cream cheese with 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of flour. Beat in 1 egg, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to form a smooth cheesecake batter. Place 1 teaspoon of the batter into each of 15 mini phyllo shells. Arrange the mini phyllo cheesecake cups on a baking tray, bake them at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 12 minutes. Allow the cheesecake cups to cool for 10 minutes before garnishing them with fruit or other toppings.