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Phyllo Caramel Fruit Cups

June 21, 2011

At first when I wanted to make these, I searched all the markets for pre-made phyllo (fillo) dough cups. Luckily, I couldn’t find any so it forced me to make them myself using phyllo dough sheets you can find everywhere! I’m glad that happened because I found out how easy it is to make them and save a lot of money also! Saving money is always good! Also, once you make these cups, you can make other desserts, and appetizers which I’ll do in a future recipe…

 

Here are the ingredients to make 24 cups:

• 12 sheets phyllo dough (follow defrosting instructions)

• 2 T melted butter or margarine

Take one sheet and lay on a cookie sheet and lightly brush the butter on one half. Then fold in half and press flat. I find that folding one sheet in half is easier to work with and the sheets won’t tear. Then brush that side and lay another sheet on top so that when you fold it in half it layers up together. Continue with the third sheet. You could use cooking spray (which is faster and easier) but I did not like the taste of it (canola).

So when you are done, you’ll have 6 layers total.

Transfer to a cutting board and cut into 6 equal pieces (half lengthwise and then into thirds)

Take each piece and press into a mini-cupcake pan, letting the corners sort of flair upward. I have a 24 piece pan which works nicely.

Bake the phyllo for around 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven – until golden brown.

Lift out of the pan and transfer to a cookie sheet to cool.

While it is cooling you can now make the filling with these ingredients:

• 4 oz. cream cheese

• 2 T caramel syrup

• 2 T sour cream

• 1 T milk

Put the ingredients into a bowl and blend at medium speed until smooth and creamy. I then spoon the mixture into a plastic baggie and snip a corner to pipe the cream into the cups. This makes it go really fast and is a lot easier and neater.

Squeeze a little caramel over the cream for a little more sweetness. Then you can add whatever fruit you want. I sliced some strawberries and added blueberries with a leaf of chocolate mint.

These are really fun to make and using your creativity, you can come up with all sorts of combinations. I’ve seen yogurt, whipped cream and even ice cream used as the filling with all kinds of fruits – kiwi, mango, pineapple, and all kinds of berries… Try it and let us know what you come up with!