Yogurt cherry phyllo cups are a perfect party canape to serve the guests. These tasty little treats recipe is packed with deliciousness, simplicity and versatility. These bite size dessert pastry cups are made with store-bought phyllo pastry sheets, filled with yogurt mixture and topped with nuts and glace cherry. This stylish and quick canape dessert is perfect for cocktail evening, potlucks or for picnics as well. These little crunchy sweet cups will definitely become a showstopping dessert.
How to make phyllo cups
Making phyllo cups at home is a simple and easy process with store-bought phyllo pastry sheet. Always handle pastry sheets carefully as these sheets are super thin they tear up easily. Unused pastry sheets has to be covered with damp cloth or clingfilm to prevent them from drying out. brush each phyllo pastry sheet with butter and cut them into squares, stack 2 squares in each mould of muffin tin and bake until golden and crispy. In this recipe I have used 2 squares for each cup, you may choose 5-6 squares to make each pastry cup.
Versatility of phyllo cups (filo pastry cups)
Phyllo cups are really versatile as they can be served warm or cold, filled with sweet or savoury filling. These crispy and crunchy pastry cups are perfect for birthday parties, formal dinner, kids parties, christmas parties or just to create your own fun snacks.
I really like to make phyllo pastry cups at home as I can adjust their size according to my requirements. For mini muffin tin I can make bite sized phyllo cups to use for appetisers, snacks or bite sized dessert canapes or regular muffin tin for each dessert or appetisers.
These yogurt cherry phyllo cups are perfect dessert to include in a party menu where the filling appetisers like Potato 65 are part of the menu, this light yet delicious dessert makes the menu well balanced and avoid wastage of food. These little treats are an amazing dessert to include along with regular desserts such as Mango coconut burfi/fudge, Pumpkin halwa in case you are planning to have multiple desserts.
Let's see how to make yogurt cherry phyllo cups
For Phyllo cups
Phyllo pastry sheets: 2
Melted butter: 2 tbsp
For yogurt mixture
Greek Yogurt: 1 cup
Sugar: 3 tbsp
Ground Cardamom: small pinch
Almonds: 1tsp (chopped)
Walnuts: 1tsp (chopped)
Glace cherries: 24
To make phyllo cups
Preheat oven t 180C /Gas mark 5.
Meanwhile take one sheet of phyllo pastry and cover the rest with damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.
Take one filo pastry sheet, apply butter and cut them into 24 equal squares. Each square about 2.5 x 2.5 inches.
Now apply butter to muffin tin moulds and place 2 squares one top of other with each at slight angle to the one underneath in each mould of mini muffin tin.
Repeat with rest of the pastry squares until all the moulds of muffin tin are filled.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until pastry cups are crisp and golden brown, allow them to cool down completely and then remove phyllo cups from the tin. Now crispy and crunchy phyllo cups are ready to be filled.
To make yogurt filling
Combine yogurt, sugar, ground cardamom, mix until all ingredients blend well. Adjust sugar depending on how sour your yougurt is.
When ready to serve, fill each pastry cup ¾ th full with yogurt mixture (approximately 1 tsp), top it with nuts and finally place a glace cherry on top.
Delicious showstopper dessert yogurt cherry phyllo cups are ready to enjoy.
You may stack up to 5-6 layers of phyllo sheet in each mould of muffin tin to get a extra thick phyllo cups.
Assemble the yogurt cherry phyllo cups just before you serve to prevent them from getting soggy and soft. Alternatively let guest assemble themselves.
Be sure to apply butter to muffin tin moulds. This not only helps brown the phyllo cups it also helps to remove these cups from moulds.
Don't worry about making them look perfect as phyllo sheet will fold over in different spots and sometimes it will be sticking out of muffin moulds.
Phyllo cups, yogurt mixture can be made well in advance. If you plan to make phyllo cups the night before a party then keep these cups uncovered in cool and dry place to ensure they doesn't lose their crunchiness.
This recipe can be easily modified to include any fruits and nuts of your choice.
You may use dry roasted nuts to get a toasty flavour.
In this recipe I have used store bought glace cherries you may swap it with fresh pitted cherries or cherry compote.
You may use piping bag to fill the yogurt in phyllo cups.
You may swap sugar with honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar or any sweetener of your choice.
Foe vegan version, substitute dairy yogurt with coconut yogurt or any plant based yogurt.
Mini Yogurt Cherry Phyllo Cups | Filo pastry canapes
For phyllo cups:
- 2 sheets Phyllo pastry sheets /Filo pastry sheets
- 2 tablespoon Melted butter
For yogurt mixture:
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt
- 3 tablespoon Sugar
- Ground Cardamom small pinch
- 1 teaspoon Almonds chopped
- 1 teaspoon Walnuts chopped
- 24 Glace cherries
To make phyllo cups:
- Preheat oven t 180C /Gas mark 5.
- Meanwhile take one sheet of phyllo pastry and cover the rest with damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.
- Take one filo pastry sheet, apply butter and cut them into 24 equal squares. Each square about 2.5 x 2.5 inches.
- Now apply butter to muffin tin moulds and place 2 squares one top of other with each at slight angle to the one underneath in each mould of mini muffin tin.
- Repeat with rest of the pastry squares until all the moulds of muffin tin are filled.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until pastry cups are crisp and golden brown, allow them to cool down completely and then remove phyllo cups from the tin. Now crispy and crunchy phyllo cups are ready to be filled.
To make yogurt filling:
- Combine yogurt, sugar, ground cardamom, whisk until all ingredients are well blended. Adjust sugar depending on how sour your yougurt is. Refrigerate the yogurt until you are ready to assemble.
- When you are ready to serve, fill each pastry cup ¾ th full with yogurt mixture (approximately 1 tsp), top it with nuts and finally place a glace cherry on top.
- Delicious and tasty yogurt cherry phillo cups are ready to enjoy.
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Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
Such a clever and delicious idea! So much fun at a party 🙂
Thank you. Indeed it will be a show stopper dessert in party.
These look very cute and easy to make! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by. Oh yes they are easy to make and are perfect for any party.
Such a fun dish for the upcoming holidays! Great addition to my cookie trays! I love that you made your own phyllo cups!
Yay!! Glad to know you like this recipe.
These look so festive, perfect for a holiday appetizer or dessert!
Yes they are indeed perfect holiday treat. Thanks for stopping by.
These mini phyllo cups look so beautiful. I've tried these but with a cheesecake filling. Though cutting the pieces of the thin filo sheet takes time, the end result is a wonderful treat.
I am pleased to know Mayuri. First time even I felt it's time taking to cut the sheets as they are so thin and difficult to handle. Now I feel it's easy.
Great idea, these little bite size dessert look delicious, I like that they are so versatile!
Indeed they are versatile and adorable to have on party table.