phyllo shells stuffed with pears and topped with whipped cream.
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pears and macadamia nuts cooking in skillet.
empty phyllo shells next to pears and macadamia nuts in a bowl.
filled phyllo shells.
three balsamic pear and macadamia bites on a plate.
plate of balsamic pear and macadamia nuts topped with whipped cream.
phyllo shells stuffed with pears and topped with whipped cream.

Balsamic Pear and Macadamia Bites

With built-in portion control, these mini pear apple macadamia bites are sweet and crunchy with a touch of cinnamon too.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine General
Servings 15 bites
Calories 35 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 15 Mini Phyllo cups
  • 1 Fresh pear chopped small dice
  • 1 Tsp. Butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Patricia and Paul Cinnamon and Pear Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. Macadamia nuts chopped
  • Pinch Kosher salt
  • Pinch Cinnamon
  • Pinch Flaky salt to finish optional
  • Aerosol whipped cream optional


  • In a nonstick skillet, sprayed with cooking spray, add the butter. When melted, add one tablespoon of the vinegar and let cook for about a 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Add the chopped pear and macadamia nuts. Sprinkle with cinnamon and a pinch of kosher salt. Saute for about 3 minutes until fruit is soft and the fruit and nuts are fragrant. The vinegar will have cooked down and will have become a syrupy glaze with the butter. Stir frequently. Remove from the heat and sprinkle flaky salt. Stir and let cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, crisp up the phyllo cups in a 300 degree F. oven for 5 minutes until crispy. Remove from the oven and let cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Fill each cup evenly with the fruit nut mixture. Top with a small swirl of whipped cream. Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.05gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.001gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.3gVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword dessert, healthier choice
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