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Easy Pomegranate Appetizer with Cream Cheese and Tomatoes

These tasty and easy party appetizers are unusual and delicious. You can make this cold appetizer recipe quickly and, if you need a lot of them, just double or triple the ingredients so you can make more. Easy recipes like this one are great if you are catering for a buffet and you need to make a lot at once because it really does not take long.

This cold appetizer recipe blends a variety of sweet and savory flavors as well as smooth and crunchy textures. You can serve each person one or two of these stuffed filo pastry shells and that will be a filling appetizer. If you are making food for a buffet, these tend to disappear very quickly too because they are interesting looking and colorful. For truly easy party appetizers, have a go at making these delicious filled filo shells.

The combination of pomegranate seeds, pistachios, garlic, cream cheese, and cherry tomatoes might sound like an unusual filling for filo shells and it is! But that is what keeps these party appetizers interesting. The sweet, creamy, and pungent combination of flavors is what makes these wonderful morsels melt in the mouth. A pomegranate appetizer is a great idea if you want to serve something a bit different.

Filo Shells with Pomegranate and Pistachio
Summary: Mini filo shells are gently filled with garlic cream cheese and then decorated with pistachios, pomegranate and a cherry tomato, to make elegant little snacks.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Make Ahead Appetizers
Serves: 10
Prep time: 
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  • 10 mini filo shells
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 20 pistachios
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  1. Combine the garlic and cream cheese and divide this mixture between the filo shells.
  2. Decorate each one with pomegranate seeds, pistachios and a cherry tomato.
  3. Serve chilled.

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If you are going to serve a cold appetizer recipe, why not pick something unique and unusual like this pistachio and pomegranate appetizer? These are make ahead appetizers because you can make them in advance and store them on a plastic film-covered tray in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them. These chilled creamy morsels are always popular at parties and buffets and they are really simple to put together. The savory and sweet flavors go together nicely and these are easy to eat with the fingers. Easy party appetizers like this pomegranate appetizer add color and sophistication to your buffet table.

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