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15 Mini phyllo shells, (One box)
4 Oz. Low fat cream cheese, room temperature
2 Tbsp. fat free Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp. Lankato or Swerve Sugar substitute
1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. Pomegranate seeds
5 Fresh blackberries
5 Fresh raspberries
15 Fresh mint leaves, tiniest leaves you can find
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Bake phyllo shells on a baking sheet and and bake about 5 minutes until lightly brown. Note: the shells are already baked but I like to crisp them up for a few minutes in the oven.
3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together softened cream cheese, yogurt, sugar substitute and vanilla extract until smooth.
4. Put the mixture into a piping bag with a star tip and evenly divide cheese mixture among the shells OR just carefully spoon a dollap into each tart shell. Top each with some pomegranate arils or a berry and add a mint leaf to each. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours. If you like, you candust with confectioner’s sugar right before serving. I keep a canister of powdered sugar substitute on hand and ready to go. Makes “finishing” your desserts a breeze. It really ups the WOW factor.
NOTE: This is a fabulous little dessert that keeps calories, portion size, fat and sugar in check. Using store-bought phyllo cups as the base, I combine low fat cream cheese, fat free Greek yogurt (Fage is my yogurt of choice), vanilla and sugar substitute for an easy filling. I top each tart with a berry or a few pomegranate seeds and a tiny mint leaf for the prettiest presentation. You can use any berries you have on hand. If using strawberries, I’d quarter them for the best look. You can just grab one and pop it in your mouth so they are the perfect pass around dessert or buffet option.
You can also top with chopped pistachios or chocolate shavings if you want to shake things up. If you don’t have tiny mint leaves, just chop and use a small piece or two on each tart.
These are easy to make and hold well in the fridge. Enjoy.
For other “healthier” dessert options, check out my Healthier Choices Dessert Page.