Crisp phyllo cups are filled with a delicious summer berry and fresh cherry filling, and finished off with real whipped cream.
So, how are you guys enjoying your summer so far? Ours has been nice and quiet, but we are gearing up for Hubby to be on vacation. Starting Wednesday, Hubby will be off for 10 days, and I'll be unplugging during that time, so I can enjoy some wonderful summertime fun with my family. Fun in the sun is at the top of my list!
Another thing we've been enjoying this summer, is all the delicious fresh berries and cherries. We absolutely love cherries. Anytime I see them in the store, at an affordable price, I have to buy two bags. The kids eat them like candy, and that's OK with me. The more fruits and veggies I can get into them during the summer, the happier I am. Berries and cherries are some of their favourites, so you know you'll always find some in my fridge during the hot summer months.
With the kids gone for a few days, I've have to try and eat the fruit and veggies as quickly as I can. When I found half a container of raspberries in the fridge, I decided to make Berry Cherry Tarts. Hubby always asks that I bake a berry pie, with fresh summer berries, so I knew he would be a fan of these. I had some phyllo pastry dough in the freezer, so used that for our tart shells, since I didn't have all the ingredients to make pie dough.
As I made the filling for our tarts, I decided that these would be amazing topped with Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream. This real whipped cream in a can, is a staple in my fridge, especially during the summer. It's great as an ice cream topping, to add a little extra something to milkshakes and of course goes perfectly with berries. Hubby and I decided that these tarts were much better with A LOT of Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream, LOL. It was a nice little romantic treat for the two of us.
"Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”Berry Cherry Tarts
4 sheets phyllo dough
1/4 C melted butter
1/3 C raspberries
1/3 C strawberries, chopped
1/3 C fresh cherries, pitted and chopped
1/3 C sugar
2 Tbs maraschino cherry juice
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 can Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream
In a small sauce pot, combine the berries and cherries, with the sugar, maraschino cherry juice, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium heat, until sugar dissolves and berries come up to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer until reduced and thick; about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cover phyllo sheets with a clean damp kitchen towel. Take one sheet and brush with melted butter. Place a second sheet, on top of the first sheet, brushing the new sheet with melted butter. Repeat with the 3rd and 4th sheets of pastry. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into 8 equal squares (approximately 1 1/2 x 1 1/2- inch). Gently place squares into a muffin tin (I used my Pampered Chef square muffin pan).
Fill each phyllo lined muffin cup with equal amounts of berry cherry filling. Brush top of pastry with any remaining melted butter and bake in preheated oven for 5-10 minutes; until edges of pastry turn golden brown.
Let cool to room temperature before removing from pan and serving with a generous amount of Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream.
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