Mango-lime cream tarts

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20 min


12 Tarts

* PLUS Baking Time: 10 minutes
Mango-lime cream tarts

John Cullen


  • 750-mL Balkan-style yogurt , 5.9% M.F.
  • 4 sheets frozen phyllo pastry , thawed
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter , melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • lime zest , from 2 limes
  • 6 firm, ripe mangoes , preferably Ataulfo


  • Preheat oven to 375F. Line a sieve with a piece of cheesecloth folded in half, or a thick paper towel. Place sieve over a bowl. Scrape yogourt into sieve. Cover and leave at room temperature until some liquid has drained and yogourt is thick, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, lightly spray a 12-cup muffin tin with oil.
  • Place a phyllo sheet on the counter. Lightly brush with some of the butter, then sprinkle with 1 1/2 tsp sugar. Cover with another phyllo sheet. Line up all edges. Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets.
  • Cut phyllo stack into 12 squares. Carefully place 1 stack in a muffin cup, pressing down to form a cup. Leave sides of phyllo upright. Repeat with remaining phyllo stacks. Prick bottoms of cups with a fork. Bake in centre of oven until crispy and golden, 8 to 10 min. Remove to a rack to cool completely. Phyllo cups will keep well, covered, on the counter up to 2 days.
  • Scrape thickened yogourt into a bowl. Discard liquid. Stir in lime zest and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until combined.
  • Peel mangoes. Using a mandolin, slice mangoes no thicker than 1/8-in. Just before serving, generously fill each phyllo cup with about 2 tbsp yogourt mixture. Using one mango slice at a time, loosely twist and tuck into centre of yogourt, creating a flower shape.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 191,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31 g,
  • Fat
  • 6 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 69 mg.

Made with phyllo pastry, yogurt and sweet mangos, these impressive bites only take 30 minutes from prep to plate.

Kitchen Tip:

Ataulfo mangoes are silky and luscious. They are smaller than ordinary mangoes and usually have a bright yellow skin. Look for them at the grocery store or at any ethnic supermarket.