Small sized desserts are the preferred choice at the start of the New Year. With the holidays behind us, it is best to downsize on sweet treats. I found that using a frozen tartlet shell is any easy way to accomplish a small dessert choice. These frozen mini phyllo shells are just the right size for a tasty treat at the end of a comfort meal.
For this recipe, the options are endless. I use a low-calorie, fat-free pudding mix for the filling. Top with fat-free Redi-whip topping and a maraschino cherry, which has been drained, and the dessert is complete. For today’s dessert, I used lemon pudding.
One box of pudding mix will make at least three trays of phyllo shells. I simply bake the shells for five minutes and cool. Next, I fill with the pudding mix and refrigerate for at least two hours until firm, and then decorate and serve.
Other options could include: using a chocolate ganache as filling, and then decorate in the same fashion. Or use a mousse filling with shaved chocolate as the topping. Use your imagination. Great for upcoming awards or football parties.