Phyllo Fruit Cups are so easy to make that you will want to make them again and again and again.
I love phyllo pastry when it comes to making quick and easy appetizers. This summer, the grocery store had these in the freezer section and they were pre-cooked, ready to use, and on markdown for $1 a box. These are the cups and not the phyllo sheets that you normally see.
I bought several boxes because I knew I would use them for so many recipes — including this one for Phyllo Fruit Cups.
This recipe is an easy appetizer that takes 15 or less to prepare. Each bite is filled with sweetened cream cheese and topped with a piece of fresh fruit of your choice.
Phyllo dough is so good because it is flaky and it makes the perfect bite for anything. It comes in these cups or you can buy the uncooked version in sheets. The sheets of phyllo dough are used for desserts like baklava or for anything you want a flaky, crispy bite for. Normally you cook it until it is golden brown.
How to Make These Easy Phyllo Cups
Start by pulling the cups out of the freezer. It does not take them very long to thaw and come to room temperature. While they are thawing, mix up your cream cheese/powdered sugar mixture. I use the same thing for these as I do for my cream cheese-filled strawberries. If you want a little tang, add some sour cream or Greek yogurt to the mix.
Once you get it mixed up, you can use a piping bag with a star tip or just a spoon and fill the cups. Place them in the freezer for 10 minutes.
When you bring them out, top them with fresh berries like blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, fresh strawberries, and more. If your fruit is too big, you can slice them in half as I did with the strawberries. This is the perfect easy dessert recipe.
I serve these on beautiful inexpensive platters that I have picked up at the Dollar Tree (can't beat finding an adorable one for $1), Goodwill, yard sales, and friends who are cleaning out their kitchens.
I like to top them with fresh whipped cream.
During dinner parties, I never have any of these mini fruit tarts left, which makes me kind of sad because I love eating these — they're like potato chips to me. You can't eat just one! They are the perfect finger food. Of course, you can also use these and fill them with savory fillings as well.
Print the recipe below and make a batch of these custard cups for yourself. You will LOVE them!
I love making fun snacks like this to share at my parties and get-togethers during the warm weather but really, anytime is great. Do you use phyllo dough? What is your favorite way to use this easy freezer product?
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- 1 box frozen precooked phyllo dough shells
- 1 8 ounce block of cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Various fresh fruit
- Mix together your cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla together in a mixing bowl.
- Using a piping bag with a star tip, fill each phyllo dough shell. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer and top with a fresh fruit piece.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g