These basic crispy phyllo cups are simple to make, and are the perfect vessel for both savory and sweet fillings. For an inspired appetizer or first course, try filling these with some slow-cooked lamb drizzled with its savory sauce and sprinkled with feta cheese. For a sweet dessert, put a scoop of pistachio ice cream inside topped with honeyed whipped cream.
Special equipment: You will need a pastry brush for this recipe.
Game plan: If you don’t have a 12-well muffin pan, you can use two 6-well muffin pans; just be sure to bake them side by side in the oven.