Wednesday, September 7, 2011


earlier this year brandi, dyan and i got together for a picnic brunch in the park.  we each brought a selection of food to share {oh boy was it a delicious spread!} and my contribution was savory tartlets.  they turned out well and i've wanted to make them again ever since.  I'm now thinking of making some to take up to the cabin for our romantic getaway in a couple weeks, and as promised, i'm delighted to share my recipe for the tartlets with you all {i modified this recipe from one i found online, but i don't remember where i found it now. whoops! but this is what i did...}.

{nope, these aren't mine, but they do look pretty similar.}

savory breakfast tartlets

~ phyllo dough
~ 1 egg
~ 1/3 cup + 3 Tbls egg whites
~ 2 Tbls milk
~ feta cheese
~ mushrooms
~ onions
~ spinach
~ 1/4 tsp salt
~ seasonings to taste: basil, oregano, garlic powder

1.  thaw 6 sheets of phyllo dough at room temperature for 1-2 hours {no longer! or they will dry out}. freeze the remaining dough.
2.  dice mushrooms and onions into tiny pieces {i ended up using about 1/4 cup of each, maybe slightly more}.
3. shred about 4 handfuls of spinach and lightly fry {just enough until the spinach shrinks}.
4. in a medium bowl, whisk together 1 egg, 1/3c + 3 Tbls egg whites, and 2 Tbls milk.
5. add 1/4 tsp salt, additional seasonings to taste, vegetables, and spinach.  mix well.
6.  layer the phyllo sheets with a layer of pam or light brushing of oil between each sheet.
7.  after the phyllo sheets are layered, cut 3 long strips lengthwise {4 1/4 inches wide}, then cut 4 strips {4 1/2 inches wide}, so you have 12 squares total.
8. mold each square into a baking tin {if you use cupcake cups, make sure you spray them with oil so the dough doesn't stick to the paper}.
9. pour egg/veggie mixture evenly into the 12 cups.
10. bake at 375 for about 15 minutes.
11. sprinkle each top with feta cheese, loosely cover the pan with foil, and bake an additional 3-5 minutes.
12. cool and enjoy!!

if you want yummy dessert tartlets instead, simply replace the veggies and savory spices with a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and a drizzle of honey.  pure heaven!


these yummy, bite-sized goodies are perfect for sharing, and super easy to modify if you like other sorts of flavors.  as long as you have the egg and milk mixture down, you can really add whatever you want to change the flavor to your liking.  mmmm!!!


  1. Oh yum! For a non-foodie you did good at the picnic. Dannon is one lucky guy!

  2. Looks delicious!!! I am craving for something cheesy now

    Belly B :)

  3. YAY, awesome recipe! I'm so making these over the weekend. They were SO good, Kim. I seriously wanted to be gluttonous and eat them all. I'm actually getting ready to make scones and jam this morning.

  4. mmm...yum!

    I need to get some phyllo dough and make these!

  5. wow these look great! I am always looking for portable easy breakfasts that I can eat in my car on the way to work. I'll have to give these a try!

  6. oh my gosh, my stomach is growling!!! these look delish-- if i could eat an ideal dinner, it would be a bunch of picnic food! :) i love that you and brandi get together. oh if only we could too. xo

  7. These look so cute! And delish :) Thanks for sharing!!

  8. i wish i could've been at that picnic!!! so jealous!!! yay for cooking and having some fun with it!

  9. you had me at phyllo dough! and eggs! and cheeeeese! nom nom. i am going to make these!

  10. oh, YUM!! i love stuff like this, and i'm sold on the feta cheese! but i'm a bit discouraged by the 12 steps as i am slighlty challenged when it comes to baking, lol!! will definitely bookmark this one!

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  11. Yum! I think phyllo dough makes basically anything delicious - its one of the things I miss a lot as a gluten free girl now.

  12. awwh so cute the 3 of you got to hang out and the recipe sounds delish!

  13. Yummers - I am going to defo try this at home - look divine, How fun a girlie picnic in the park - brilliant.

  14. yummy! that sounds melt in your mouth good. I am really loving the idea of a desert tartlet with maybe a side of fruit.

  15. Ooh, I am definitely going to give these beauties a go! x

  16. those tarlets were delicious!! loved that day in the park followed by city strolling :)