Sensuous Phyllo Fruit Tartlets

Total Time
40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

From SELF magazine. The recipe is credited to Personal chef Bernie Guzman, who has cooked for Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 sheets phyllo dough
  • butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 14 cup raw sugar, such as turbinado, divided
  • 8 ounces nonfat vanilla yogurt, warmed to room temperature
  • 8 ounces neufchatel cheese or 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12 cups pitted cherries (such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and sliced strawberries) or 1 12 cups mixed berries (such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and sliced strawberries)
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or 1 tablespoon rum (optional) or 1 tablespoon Kahlua (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Place a sheet of phyllo on a flat surface such as a cutting board; spray lightly with spray and sprinkle with 1 tbsp sugar.
  3. Cover with another sheet of phyllo. Repeat three times, finishing with spray and sugar.
  4. Using a pizza cutter or a very sharp knife, cut the phyllo into 3-inch squares.
  5. Place each square in a cup on a muffin tin, pressing in gently and fanning phyllo layers so corners don't overlap.
  6. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until golden.
  7. Whip yogurt in a small bowl.
  8. Fold in Neufchâtel and vanilla (and liquor, if desired).
  9. Cover and refrigerate 10 minutes.
  10. After cups have cooled, remove them from muffin tin.
  11. Add 1 tbsp yogurt mixture to each cup.
  12. Top with fruit and serve.