We were very excited to host the Rico Christmas celebration this year, and to see our wonderful friends outside of the horse barn and riding arena. Upholding tradition, it was a pot luck party, and as always, the excellent cooks on our team provided a large variety of outstandingly delicious appetizers and desserts. The evening also included a fun gift exchange interspersed with lots of laughter, and unusually, a visit from an amazing local magician and current law student, that we have known for many years, Joey.
BRIE AND FIG MINI TARTS
1 (8-ounce) Brie round, rind removed
1 (1.9-ounce) package frozen mini-phyllo pastry shells
4 tablespoons fig preserves
2 tablespoons minced candied ginger
Heat oven to 375F. Cut brie into 15 pieces. Place 1 piece into each phyllo shell, and top each with a rounded 1/2 teaspoonful of fig preserves. Place on a baking sheet, and bake for 6 minutes. Sprinkle with candied ginger.