Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Dinner for two - part 3.

   Here comes the third, and the last part of our dinner - a dessert. After such a rich and heavy dinner all we wanted is a cup of coffee and a light, fruity dessert. There is nothing more perfect than mini, one-bite desserts, so that you can eat as much or as little as you want to. I made mini filo dough cups filled with a light cream and topped with fruit. You can use any fruit you like, but it just happened that I had a pomegranate at home and I thought it would look cool combined with kiwi. So here is the recipe:


*  10 sheets of filo dough
*  butter cooking spray
*  8 oz cream cheese, room temp.
*  1 orange flavored yogurt, room temp.
*  1 tbsp lime juice
*  4-6 tbsp powdered sugar (adjust to your own taste)
*  1 kiwi, chopped
*  pomegranate 


1. Gently place 1 filo sheet on a flat surface, spray with a cooking spray and cover with another dough sheet, gently pressing. Repeat it until all the sheets are stuck together.
2. Cut the dough into squares (2 inches big) and gently transfer into a mini muffin pan forming small bowls.
3. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes, until golden brown. Place on a cooling rack and let them cool completely.
4. In a bowl combine cream cheese with yogurt, sugar and lime juice. Add as much sugar as you like (I prefer mine to be just lightly sweet).
5. Using a piping bag or a small spoon, fill the filo cups with cream cheese and top with pomegranate and kiwi (or any of your favorite fruits).

   Crunchy, creamy and fruity... a perfect finish to a great dinner.  Filo cups are so light and fragile, and they have a great crunchy bite to them. The cream is sweet and tangy and pairs great with a fruit... delicious. So that's it for our date-night dinner... I already can't wait for the next one.


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