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Mini Phyllo Cups with Whipped Goat Cheese, Grapes, and Thyme

Mini Phyllo Cups filled with Whipped Goat Cheese and topped with Grapes and Thyme

I’ve always had a thing for soft tangy cheeses and fresh fruit. It’s a classic pairing. I can’t count the times that I’ve quickly assembled a little plate of Sweet-and-Salty Honey-Cheese Spread before a meal; it’s a favorite here for our family. So this pretty little appetizer of Mini Phyllo Cups with Whipped Goat Cheese, Grapes, and Thyme was a very natural way to enjoy the same flavor idea…in a whole new perfectly poppable way!

a box of Athens mini fillo shells

The Athens Mini Fillo Shells make it sooooooooo easy to offer fabulous looking appetizers to your guests this holiday season and all throughout the year. The flaky little pastry shells come already baked and carefully packaged, ready to be filled with whatever your heart desires, sweet or savory. Crackers and dip will always be a great appetizer, undeniably so. But having a pretty platter of mini phyllo shells, already assembled and looking smart, definitely scores bonus points for the maker!

whipped goat cheese being piped into phyllo shells

Can I tell you how absolutely wonderful whipped goat cheese is?! So fluffy and creamy and tangy, it’s just plain delightful. And it makes the perfect little flavorful pillow for juicy grapes, drizzled with a bit of sweet honey, and then sprinkled with fresh thyme and cracked black pepper. With just a few ingredients, this appetizer holds a beautiful range of textures and flavors. The recipe comes to you fully approved by every single person in our family. It was a hit!

grape and thyme goat cheese cups

Easy to make. Incredibly tasty and fun to eat. These little phyllo shell appetizers are begging to attend your next gathering!

For more great recipes using mini phyllo shells, head over to Phyllo.com!

whipped goat cheese phyllo cups

Mini Phyllo Cups with Whipped Goat Cheese, Grapes, and Thyme

Yield: 30 appetizers
prep time: 20 minutes
total time: 20 minutes
Can I tell you how absolutely wonderful whipped goat cheese is?! So fluffy and creamy and tangy, it’s just plain delightful.
4.3 Stars (7 Reviews)


  • 2 boxes Athens Mini Fillo Shells 3o shells total
  • 6 oz. goat cheese
  • 4 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 T. half and half
  • 15 large red seedless grapes quartered
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 T. chopped fresh thyme
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Remove Athens Mini Fillo Shells from boxes and set on counter, with the phyllo shells still in their protective tray.
  • With an electric mixer, whip goat cheese and cream cheese in a medium bowl on high speed. Once incorporated, add the half and half, and then whip for a minute or two, until smooth and fluffy. Place mixture in a pastry bag fitted with a large plain tip. Pipe a dollop of the mixture into the bottom of each phyllo shell. Gently press two pieces of grape into the top of each whipped goat cheese dollop. If serving immediately, drizzle the grapes with a bit of honey. Then sprinkle a little thyme and black pepper over the top.
  • If serving later in the day, place trays of phyllo shells, with whipped goat cheese and grapes only, into the refrigerator. When ready to serve, drizzle on the honey and then add the thyme and black pepper.
  • (If you don’t have pastry bags and tips, simply use a small spoon to fill the phyllo cups with whipped goat cheese. Or place whipped goat cheese in a ziplock baggie, snip off a corner of the baggie, and pipe goat cheese into the phyllo shells.)


from a farmgirl’s dabbles

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 41kcal Carbohydrates: 3g Protein: 2g Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 39mg Sugar: 2g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Spoonacular. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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Disclosure: Thank you to Athens Foods for sponsoring this delicious post. All opinions are my own.

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36 comments on “Mini Phyllo Cups with Whipped Goat Cheese, Grapes, and Thyme”

  1. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme

    I love using those little phyllo cups. They’re so convenient to keep on hand and you can put together a great little appetizer in a hurry. Get combination with the goat’s cheese, grapes, and thyme!

  2. Love this combination, Brenda – I have such a soft spot for cheese and fruit, and this is such a fun way to serve it for a crowd!

  3. Just in time for Christmas, I love the sound of this recipe. Thanks for the share, for once, my girlfriend will be impressed with my culinary skills.

  4. I am glad that I opened up this post. I first thought it would be way to complicated with the filo cups but was happy to see that they come pre-prepared. Much easier for an easy cook like myself.

    1. Yes! The Athens cups make this appetizer really easy and really pretty! And you really don’t need to use the pastry bag to fill them with the whipped goat cheese – you could use a little spoon or put the goat cheese in a ziploc bag and snip off a corner. You would LOVE this, Cheryl. :) xo

  5. Brenda, in your directions it says “with a blender,whip the goat cheese” is it supposed to say mixer? Anyway, I love it when having company if you can make appetizers earlier in the day and finish assembling just before the party starts. Love the simplicity of these and who wouldn’t love the ingredients! Thank you for the recipe!

  6. These look and sound fantastic!! What a nice addition to a holiday party!! (I want to pop some in my mouth for breakfast :) )

    1. Thank you! These work great for breakfast…I do, in fact, know! Awesome to hear from you, dear Aggie – hope you’re doing well and enjoying this most wonderful time of year with your new babe. xo