Tuna-Apple Mini Melts

Tuna-Apple Mini Melts Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke


Makes 45 tartlets
Total time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes


1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup diced Pink Lady apple*
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1 hard-cooked egg, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
2 (12-oz.) cans solid white tuna in spring water, drained and flaked
3 (1.9-oz.) packages frozen mini-phyllo pastry shells, thawed
12 deli Havarti cheese slices, cut into 4 pieces each
Garnish: thin Pink Lady apple slices


1. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in tuna. Cover and chill 1 hour.

2. Divide mixture among phyllo shells (about 1 Tbsp. each), and place on a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Top with cheese pieces.

3. Preheat broiler with oven rack 5 1/2 inches from heat. Broil tartlets 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.

*Gala apple may be substituted.