Aug 11, 2010

Phyllo Fruit Tart




A light summer dessert with one of my favorite things, white chocolate!! This would also be wonderful with mixed berries!

I am taking a little family vacation, so I asked my friend Gina Dunn to guest post. Gina and I have a lot in common, we both love to cook light, we both love cooking magazines and cookbooks, and we have the same name! She recently started her first blog, Point-less Meals, but has been emailing her recipes to a long list of friends almost daily along with photos for a while so she was able to fill up her blog with lots of recipes from her past. Please welcome her!



Phyllo Fruit Tart
Recipe from Point-less Meals
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1/8th Points: 4 pts Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 183 Fat: 6 g Protein: 4.5 g Carb: 26 g Fiber: 3 g   

Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 8 sheets phyllo dough (14 x 9)
  • 8 oz FF cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 cup fat free whipped topping
  • 1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 4 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 oz white baking chocolate, melted
Directions:
In a small bowl, combine butter and oil. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a baking sheet. Brush with butter mixture. Repeat with remaining sheets. Bake at 400 for 5-7 minutes or until browned. Cool completely.

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar. Beat well. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over cooled phyllo. Top with fruit. Melt chocolate in microwave and drizzle over fruit.

Original Source: Taste of Home's "Healthy Cooking"

27 comments :

  1. amazing!

    simple and refreshing! love it!

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  2. looks really good!

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  3. This sounds like a perfect summer recipe! I love making fruit pizza with a sugar cookie crust but this is a healthy swap and phyllo dough is amazing anyway! Thanks for posting this one!

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  4. Wow! This looks awesome! Can't wait to try it out. Thanks!

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  5. I'm not sure I would want to use Butter and Oil. Is this to just brown it? Anything else we could use for that to make it even healtier?

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  6. This looks deelish. Will have to try it. Your food pics are fantastic!

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  7. Great! I have some phyllo dough. I just found your site and can't wait to try some of the recipes.

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  8. Katie, the recipe only calls for 1 T of oil and 1 T of butter for the WHOLE recipe. That is pretty good actually!

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  9. That looks delicious. I can't wait to make it.

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  10. This sounds wonderful. My family love the fruit pizza but it's very high in calories. I'll try this.
    Ann
    Less of Me

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  11. Wow. Truly amazing recipes and fabulous pictures to match. I will bookmark this site and work my way through them.
    Thank you.
    Kathi

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  12. Thank you for the recipe! I "adapted" it last night for a get together- I'm on WW so I wanted to prepare something I knew I could stay on track with. I made individual tarts - cut the phyllo dough into squares. Spray mini-muffin tin with nonstick butter flavor spray. Press dough into tins & bake. Then filled with the cool whip mixture, fruit and white chocolate drizzle. They were BEAUTIFUL! Portion controlled and all my friends were very impressed. I didn't tell anyone it was a WW friendly dessert.... :)

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    1. I am also on WW....love the way you prepared this, total portion control. Gina's recipe makes 8 servings. Did you do the same, fill 8 cups or all 12 of the muffin tin? 12 would make them less points, and so does the spray! Probably down to 3 1/2 or 4 pts+ your way.

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  13. Made this, but changed the oranges for fresh peaches. It ups the fiber and tasted fantastic! Thanks for the recipe Gina!

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  14. Wow..looks fantastic, and Delicious.. unfortunately, i can´t try it.. im not a good cooking man...

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  15. So glad I found your site, you have an awesome collection of recipes! Keep up the great work :-)

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  16. I have made this recipe twice this week and it's phenomenal! I have modified just a tad - I grated some nutmeg in the cream cheese/cool whip mix, and added blueberries for a pop (and b/c I freely admit to having a bit of a nutmeg & blueberries addiction!). Oh, and I use semi-sweet chocolate. Time to make another one though - my husband loves it a little too much. Thank you for your website, we hardly remember that we're doing WW with these recipes!

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  17. I love the idea of making individual tarts.

    @Anna and Kris- I'm all about the berries!!

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  18. This looks light and refreshing!!

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  19. could you use leave the white cholocate out and maybe drizzle a little carmel.. Maybe just use an apple amd leave out the powered sugar

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  20. Sure, you can adjust it to your taste.

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  21. Doingitformyhealth4/18/11, 9:21 PM

    This was amazing and everyone at work loved it! To make the calories less I took out the cream cheese and added fat free strawberry yogurt. I love this website. Thanks for taking the time to add such delicious recipes.

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  22. I normally do not like fat free cream cheese, and I accidentally bought the sugar-free cool whip (ew)... but it actually turned out SO GOOD. I substituted a granola pie crust since I never use phyllo and didn't want to buy a whole box. It tasted so great! The white chocolate made it.

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  23. Hi Gina,

    Thanks so much for posting this wonderful summer recipe. We stumbled upon your site via Google and have linked to this page on our Twitter and Facebook wall. It's perfect for the first day of summer!

    (Since you're passionate about healthy cooking, hopefully you know about our fillo and frozen foods: our doughs are free of trans-fats, saturated fats, cholesterol, and preservatives; are vegan (dairy-free), OU-kosher, and come in organic varieties, including whole-wheat and spelt. If you'd like to learn more, feel free visit us.)

    Thanks again for the recipe!

    Happy summer,
    Sara
    The Fillo Factory
    http://facebook.com/fillofactory
    http://twitter.com/fillofactory

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  24. Can you use pie crust instead?

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  25. I made this desert tonight very good but next time I will do it in a muffin tin might be easier to eat.

    thanks for your great website!!

    Kim from Canada

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  26. I just made this for a picnic tomorrow! OMG! Made 2 pans, so we could have one at home, too. My son & I tried it already! DELICIOUS!! Thanks :)

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