Chocolate Peppermint Phyllo Tarts

By • December 10, 2015 1 Comments

27 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!


Author Notes: The simplest, quickest one-bite dessert for the holidays (or any time of year, really). Adapted from McCormick, this recipe combines a two-ingredient chocolate ganache with phyllo cups (shape them yourself if you're feeling ambitious). The tarts are topped with decadent, mint-infused whipped cream. Posie Harwood

Advertisement

Makes 15 miniature tarts

  • 15 mini phyllo shells (or see instructions for shaping them yourself)
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided into 1/4 cup and 3/4 cup
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • Fresh mint, grated, chocolate, or sparkling sugar, for garnish (optional)
  1. If you can't find pre-shaped shells, or if you prefer to shape them yourself, it's easy: Just buy frozen phyllo dough, defrost, press small squares of it into a miniature muffin pan to form the shells, and bake for about 10 minutes at 375° F. (The pre-shaped shells don't need to be baked—they're baked already and will thaw as you prep.)
  2. In a large bowl, melt the chocolate with 1/4 cup of the cream until smooth and completely melted.
  3. Let the ganache cool for a few minutes, then spoon it into each phyllo shell, filling each one almost to the top. Shake the shell slightly to even out the ganache.
  4. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or using a hand mixer, whip the remaining 3/4 cup of cream with the sugar and peppermint extract to stiff peaks.
  5. Gently fold the cream cheese into the whipped cream to incorporate.
  6. Top each mini tart with a dollop of the mint whipped cream. If you want a garnish, top with fresh mint, grated chocolate, or a sprinkling of sparkling sugar.

More Great Recipes:
Chocolate|Desserts|Pies & Tarts|Tarts|Pie

Topics: Holiday Entertaining, Dessert, Chocolate, Holidays