Spring Roll Phyllo Cups

These spring rolls are the perfect combination of salty and sweet with a deliciously crispy and savoury bite complimented with a ginger-garlic sauce. The ideal appetizer for entertaining. 

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Baking Time: 8 minutes

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Makes: 48

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  • 250 g lean Ontario Ground Pork
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each ground ginger and garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) grated Ontario Carrots
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Ontario Bean Sprouts
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped Ontario Red Cabbage
  • Half pkg (454 g) phyllo pastry, thawed according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) sliced Ontario Chives

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 clove Ontario Garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) water
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Ontario Honey
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground ginger


In large nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat, cook pork, stirring constantly to break meat up, until pork is lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in 1 tsp (5 mL) ginger, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir in carrots, bean sprouts and cabbage; cook for 2 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Remove from heat; set aside.

Gently unroll the phyllo pastry and place 1 sheet of phyllo pastry on parchment paper, brush with some of the oil. Continue with oil and phyllo until you have 5 sheets layered. Cut into 2-inch (5 cm) squares and gently press into the bottom of greased mini muffin tin, to make a cup. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 8 minutes or until cups are crisp and golden brown. Transfer to cooling rack. Repeat to make 48 cups in total.

Dipping Sauce: In small bowl whisk together garlic, soy sauce, water, honey, sesame oil and ginger.

Fill each baked phyllo cup with 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the pork filling, sprinkle with chives and drizzle with some of the dipping sauce. Serve with remaining dipping sauce.

Nutritional information

1 Appetizer

  • PROTEIN: 1 gram           
  • FAT: 2 grams
  • CARBOHYDRATE: 3 grams
  • CALORIES: 34
  • FIBRE: 0 grams
  • SODIUM: 95 mg