Festive Fruit Tartlets

24
15 min
10 min

Ingredients

250 g (8 oz.) cream cheese

4 tbsp. sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

8 sheets of filo pastry

60 mL (1/4 cup) melted butter or olive oil

4 cups (4 oz. each) Del Monte® Mandarin oranges in light juice syrup, drained

1 can (14 oz.) Del Monte® Pineapple, drained

Mint leaves, optional

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350oF (180oC).

Place a sheet of filo pastry on the work surface. Using a brush, brush the entire surface with melted butter. Cover with a second sheet and brush again.

Repeat these steps with the remaining sheets to obtain 2 sets of 4 sheets of brushed filo pastry. Cut each into 4 lengthwise and 3 widthwise.

Arrange each square in a muffin pan. Press at the bottom and sides.

Bake for 7 to 10 minutes.


Place the cream cheese in a small microwave-safe bowl. 

Microwave on high for 20 to 30 seconds or until softened.
Stir in sugar and vanilla until well blended.


Spoon about 2 teaspoons of cream cheese mixture into each phyllo shell. 

Garnish with oranges and pineapple. Serve immediately. Garnish with mint, if desired.