Phyllo Cups

This recipe for individual phyllo cups offers a delicious choice of fillings including Honey with Berries, Espresso Coconut Macadamia, and Lemon Cheesecake.

Phyllo Cups
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 8 sheets frozen phyllo dough (14x9-inch), thawed

  • 4 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 Honey Filling with Berries, Espresso Coconut-Macadamia Filling, or Lemon Cheesecake Filling

Espresso Coconut-Macadamia Filling

  • 1 8 ounce package softened cream cheese

  • cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • ¼ cup finely chopped macadamia nuts

  • ½ cup toasted coconut

Honey Filling with Berries

  • 3 ounce softened cream cheese

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • sliced fresh strawberries or other berries

Lemon Cheesecake Filling

  • 1 8 ounce package softened cream cheese

  • cup sugar

  • 3 tablespoon lemon curd

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray. Set aside. Lay out 1 sheet of phyllo dough (keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out). Lightly coat phyllo with cooking spray; sprinkle with some of the sugar. Top with another sheet of phyllo. Lightly coat with cooking spray and sprinkle with sugar. Repeat layering with two more sheets of phyllo, the cooking spray, and sugar (using 4 sheets for one stack). Repeat with remaining sheets of phyllo, cooking spray, and sugar for a second stack.

  2. Cut each stack in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into thirds. There should be a total of 12 rectangles. Press 1 rectangle into each prepared muffin cup, pleating phyllo as necessary to form a cup. Bake in preheated oven about 8 minutes or until golden. Cool for 5 minutes in pan. Remove from pan; cool completely. Fill with desired filling. (Cups may be filled up to 1 hour before serving.) Makes 12 cups.

Espresso Coconut-Macadamia Filling

  1. In a bowl beat one 8-ounce package softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder. Add 1/2 cup whipping cream. Beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in 1/4 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts and 1/2 cup toasted coconut. Spoon into phyllo cups. Garnish with additional nuts and toasted coconut.

Honey Filling with Berries

  1. In bowl beat softened cream cheese until smooth. Beat in honey and vanilla. Addwhipping cream. Beat until stiff peaks form. Spoon into phyllo cups. Top with sliced fresh strawberries or other berries. If desired, drizzle with more honey.

Lemon Cheesecake Filling

  1. In a bowl beat one softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in purchased lemon curd. Spoon into phyllo cups. Garnish with lemon peel twists.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 7.1mg 35%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.