Thursday, October 25, 2007

Peach and Mascarpone Phyllo Cups

I had some leftover phyllo sheets in my freezer from this recipe that I tried last month, so I thought I’d build a recipe around phyllo dough. Then, AFAM-Peach was announced by Mansi and so I thought of doing something with peaches. Then I saw one of Giada’s recipes on the Food Network and suddenly everything came together. I finally had a recipe with peaches, phyllo cups and a couple of other ingredients thrown in to make this lip-smacking dessert that can be whipped up in no time. To make it even simpler, you could buy pre-made phyllo shells from the freezer section of your grocery store.

The original recipe can be found here. This is my version after a couple of modifications and substitutions.

I had made these last week and really, this does not even require a recipe. It’s just mixing things in the proportions you would like them in. Since this was going to be sent for AFAM-Peach, I decided I liked peaches and made sure I added more of them!. ;-)

Ingredients:
3 sheets phyllo dough
Mascarpone cheese
Sliced peaches (I used canned, drained peaches)
Raspberry yogurt
Toasted walnuts (toasted in the oven for a couple of minutes at 350 degree F)

Method:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Layer the phyllo sheets one on top of the other. Cut out 12 rounds (I used a knife and a katori) and press them into the mini muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 5-7 minutes until crisp. Remove from the oven and let it cool.

Meanwhile, mix some mascarpone cheese and some raspberry yogurt in a bowl. Add the sliced peaches and mix gently.

Spoon the mixture into the phyllo cups and top with toasted walnuts and serve immediately.

While the phyllo cups are a nice addition and add a nice “crunch” to the dessert, I have also eaten it without the cups, and it’s just as delicious if not more.

Notes:
*Make sure you fill your phyllo cup with the dessert only when you are ready to eat it because the cups do tend to get soggy pretty quickly once filled.
*Once prepared, the leftover cups can be stored in an airtight container for almost a week.
*Though there is no real substitute for Mascarpone cheese, you could probably use a mixture of cream cheese and sour cream.

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musical said...

When can i join you for some dessert :). Lovely idea to make phyllo cups, i have some sheets left from my spanakopita :-D.

Daily Meals said...

wow! It looks delicious...

Cinnamon said...

Looks delicious!!! A must try :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds different and unique entry for the Event...!

sunita said...

That does look lip smacking indeed...beautiful dessert.

Raaga said...

liar liar pants on fire... you're no budding cook... you're a veteran :-)

Sia said...

yum yum... i tried it with puff pastry sheets and next its gonna be phylo sheets :)

Asha said...

THAT is a beautiful dish tbc.Looks gorgeous! Peach and Mascarpone cheese!! Slurp!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow Excellent dessert tbc :-) Loved it absolutely ....An equally excellent presentation :-)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Oooo! That looks so pretty!

Kribha said...

I've not tasted mascarpone. Seen it only in food network. This dessert looks ooey gooey good. I'm ready for dessert even before my breakfast. Could u pass it on please?

Padma said...

Perfect Picture... Impeccable. I love Mascarpone cheese...and this dessert looks so delicious, I can have it any time of the day!

bee said...

i have everything except the phyllo sheets. this looks positively yum.

DEEPA said...

lady ,excellent one !!!!!....i have also bought phyllo in my fridge ....will surely post my recipe soon

DEEPA said...

lady ,excellent one !!!!!....i have also bought phyllo in my fridge ....will surely post my recipe soon

Rajitha said...

ok seriously..i just read the title and thought TBC..Mascarpone (emphasis on the ponnne) and i knew it was Giada...and reading the write-up could not be prouder at my insight ;)...i have phyllo cups lying..now why did i not think about this!!
the desert looks yummilicious..

Richa said...

peach+mascarpone+walnut = CANNOT go wrong :)

Dhana said...

I have a lot of phyllo dough in my refrigerator (dunn why tho!). Now am tempted to actually USE it ;)

Rina said...

Loved the recipe. Absolutely delicious pic.

TheCooker said...

Lovely!
The mascarpone mustaches after the first bite...priceless.

Seena said...

Soo lovely one, as usual..! yum..yumm

Namratha said...

Looks cute TBC, love the combination of colours!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I love it when the food looks fantastic besides tasting great - I can see these are a great example!

Puspha said...

Gorgeous!!!

Mansi Desai said...

OMG!! just with Mascarpone and peach I'd be thrilled, and to lure me more you added walnuts and raspberry yoghurt!!!...I'm salivating! thanks so much for this beautiful entry TBC!!

PS: This rocks! and so do you:)

Shivapriya said...

I remember watching similar recipe sometime back in Food TV. Simple and delicious.

Cris said...

Hey, this looks divine! Hum, why don`t you post your pasta recipe, I am sure you are a few hours behind us and the host`ll understand, she`s my friend. Now you got me curious with your recipe! Take care.

Susan said...

TBC, I'm going to have to dub you "The Creative Cook." You make such marvelous little treats with phyllo cups. I remember how ga-ga I was over your baklava.

Godzown said...

This seems to be a happening place!!:-)Filled with pastries..desserts..vat not!
guess its time to change ur blog name to professional cook:-)
Cheers

Sharmi said...

I made the same thing with a lil twist inspired by Giada:) it makes a lovely dessert right? I made this long back in my blog called pinapple flower cups. ur version looks nice.

Laavanya said...

Wowie.. this looks just too good. I can imagine how awesome this must've been even as I read the ingredient list... great and versatile idea. Thanks TBC.

Bharathy said...

Whooooahhh I want them..now..
So pretty..look at that..Whoaaah!!!

Cynthia said...

Please, may I have a cup?

Madhu said...

This is such a lovely dish, Beautiful beautiful presentation.

Hima said...

Oh! mummy that looks sooooooo yummy. Love to have one right now.

Sreelu said...

TBC, what a lovely dish . Pic looks beautiful too.

Anh said...

Lovely presentation!

Sig said...

Wow, beautiful dessert, and I would just make the filling and have it without the cups as you suggested :)

Linda said...

I would never even dare try to play with phyllo dough! This is lovely :)

Lissie said...

that looks soo yummy! feel like having one right now...

Latha Narasimhan said...

Soo yummy!:) I wish I could get the recipe for making the phyllo dough at home!

sagari said...

these must be really tasty

Suma Gandlur said...

Those are like little delicious baskets.
Those coconut burfis happen to be on the top of my favorite sweets list. I too haven't eaten them in years.:(

Eskay said...

First of all thank you so much for the welcome note and stopping by. Wow!! this looks amazing!!
Cheers
Eskay

Seema said...

Very interesting & mouthwatering looking picture.. Cant wait to lay my hands on one of these!

Madhuli said...

Hey thanks a lot for letting me know about the plagiarised photo.Its shocking. Thanks a lot

Priyanka said...

I have all the ingredients required except for peaches...i am gonna try this out and the pineapple pudding too. i am sure they will taste amazing.all the pics have come out great as usual...tempting:)

Neelam said...

This is one yummy dish! I just finished my sheets of phyllo recently!

bindiya said...

Excellent TBC, lovely pics as usual!

Happy cook said...

Wow great easy recipe. And looks great too

Mandira said...

that looks fabulous. I hope you saved one for me :)

Grihini said...

i am still drooling over this picture.. will see the recipe later ;)

renuramanath said...

hi tbc,
so, are you from ekm ? or your parents settled there ? i'm from thrissur district, settled in ekm. great to find another malayalee food blog !
cheers,
renu.

Mocha said...

This looks so goos and what i liked more is its so simple. A big fan of Giada and I like ur twist a long. thanks for visitmg my blog.

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

waiting for yr lovely updates, tbc

TBC said...

Musical,
Anytime is dessert time:-)
And do tell- wot is spanakopita?

DM, Cinnamon, RK, Sunita, Raaga,Sia, Asha, Sirisha, EMWK- thank you for your comments:-)


Kribha- same here.But it is a great thing to have on hand when you want to whip up some dessert quickly.
Come here and get it,girl!:-)


Padma, Bee - thank you .



Deepa- Do let me know how it turns out for you.Waiting to see your post:-)



Rajitha, ha ha...u crack me up everytime!



Richa-true!:-)



Dhana, go head and give it a go. If the dough is stored for a very long time, it can be very difficult to work with and keeps breaking up( like it isn't already!)


Rina, TC, Seena, Namratha, Patricia, Pushpa, Mansi, Shivapriya- thanks for stopping by, girls, and for your words of encouragement.


Cris,
I have sent u an e-mail:-)


Susan, you are so sweet:)
Now, if only I could write like you!

Godzown, thanks girl!:-)


Sharmi,I checked out ur version with pineapple. It looks absolutely gorgeous though it is different from Giada's version.
I have tried this with pineapple but we seem to like peach better:-)


Laavanya, it was delicious:-). You don't even need the phyllo cups. Try it if you can:-)


Bharathy, Cynthia, Madhu, Hima, Sreelu- thanks you for the compliments:-)



Anh, welcome to my blog & thank you!


Sig,that's how we had it too for the most part. We like it better without the cups - maybe it had to do with the fact that it was less work?!;-)


Linda, Lissie, Latha, Sagari, Suma- thank you :-)



Eskay, thank you & welcome!:-)


Seema, welcome to my space:-)...and thanks for the compliment.



Madhuli-you are welcome. I wonder when/if this will ever end.



Priyanka- you could use whatever fruit you have on hand.


Neelam-what did u make? Would like to see what you did with it.


Bindiya, HC, Mandira, Grihini- thanks:-)



Renu- We're originally from central Kerala though we've only always lived outside of Kerala and visited during "vacations".
It's only recently that my folks moved to EKM.
Hope to see you around:-)



Mocha- yeah, it is pretty simple ...and you don't even have t use/make the cups. It tastes just as great without 'em.


Sona- pretty soon:-)

Julie said...

Giada's awesome! This dessert looks wonderful, and it sounds simple to make! You did a beautiful job with it, though.

TBC said...

Julie- thanks for stopping by:-)
I love Giada's recipes too.Thank you for the compliment.

SeeC said...

Asusual excellent pictures. Feel like grabbing :)

All the ingredients sounds greek and latin to me.
I will have to write it out and check in the store. But will definitely do it :)

Thanks for such unique ones.

Madhavi said...

wow!what a great easy dessert!

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