These are divine hot appetizers that are unusual and fun for many occasions. The toast cups can be made ahead and frozen to make party day easier. :)

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Use a small cookie cutter to cut rounds out of the bread. Press the rounds into ungreased mini muffin tins, and bake for 8 or 9 minutes until golden; keep a close watch on them, as they bake fast. Turn out bread cups to cool.

  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the mushrooms and onions, and cook until soft, about 8 minutes. Season with cayenne pepper, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and chopped parsley. Gradually stir in half-and-half, and sprinkle with a bit of flour until mixture gets thick.

  • Fill bread cups with mushroom mixture, top each with a sprinkle of Parmesan, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 18.8g 6% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterol 7.5mg 3% DV; sodium 339.9mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2005
This was a very nice appetizer. I added more seasonings to the mixture including garlic and onion powders. To make life a bit easier instead of making the toast cups I used the mini phyllo cups. I'll definitely be making this again and I may even add some spinach to the mushroom filling. They were gone in no time and I thank you for submitting the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2009
The toast cups were very bland and did nothing to blend with the flavours of the mushroom filling they each kind of stood out on their own. I think they needed something added to bind the flavours of the filling with the plainness of the toast cups better. The mushroom filling needed 2-3X more seasoning lots more salt and more flour than called for in the recipe to make it thick enough. Overall the flavours were very nice with the extra tweaking the addition of the Parmeson on top was very nice too. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2005
This was a very nice appetizer. I added more seasonings to the mixture including garlic and onion powders. To make life a bit easier instead of making the toast cups I used the mini phyllo cups. I'll definitely be making this again and I may even add some spinach to the mushroom filling. They were gone in no time and I thank you for submitting the recipe! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2006
As written these were very tasty but a little bit of minced garlic made them really outstanding. I loved the munchy little toast cups - a nice change from the usual biscuit dough. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2008
I made the basic recipe and threw in a hand full of fresh spinach leaves at the end of sauteing the mushroom onion mixture. I didn't have time to make the toast cups so to cut down on time I used the Athens Phyllo cups and stuffed them right before baking. This had spectacular flavor with a little bit of garlic added and a healthy dose of grated parmesan on top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2005
these were easy to make the flavour was a little flat maybe will try some garlic in with the mushrooms and onions next time. They looked great when they were finished I will use them at our next dinner party. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
I have been making a similar recipe for years but found that brushing melted butter in the tins and over the tops of the bread circles make them crisp up nicely. Also omitting the lemon juice and adding Marsala or sherry instead seems to complement the half and half. If you double the recipe don't double the cayenne! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2009
The toast cups were very bland and did nothing to blend with the flavours of the mushroom filling they each kind of stood out on their own. I think they needed something added to bind the flavours of the filling with the plainness of the toast cups better. The mushroom filling needed 2-3X more seasoning lots more salt and more flour than called for in the recipe to make it thick enough. Overall the flavours were very nice with the extra tweaking the addition of the Parmeson on top was very nice too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2007
These need more flavor. Next time I will add some garlic and some other seasonings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2008
Definately add some garlic and the reviewer that said add spinach was really on to something. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2008
D-licious...have been making a similar recipe for years but with a ground beef/mushroom filling. Always gets rave reviews and many requests for the recipe. Read More
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