Sunday, April 02, 2006

White Chocolate and Blackberry Tartletes

Tonight, after having had a simple dinner of Hot and Sour soup, we were jonesing for something sweet, so I threw this together. I was going to add pine nuts and a kiwi fruit coulis, but I decided to just keep it simple.

White Chocolate & Blackberry Tartletes

1 package phyllo cups, 15 cups (600)
7/8 pieces of a 4oz. bar of white chocolate (the first piece mysteriously disappeared...) (503)
2 pkgs. fresh blackberries (about 1 1/3 c.) (108.5)
1 TB Splenda
2 TB water
1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch mixed with 1 tsp. vodka (slurry) (25)
2 TB Vanilla Extract

Heat the chocolate over a double boiler just until melted; drizzle a spoonful of the melted chocolate in each phyllo cup, and pour out the excess, leaving enough to coat the entire surface of the inside of the cup; chill in freezer until the chocolate sets up.

*This step is important because it ensures that the phyllo doesn't get soggy from the berries.

Set aside the 15 prettiest blackberries, these will be used fresh in the dessert. In a small saucepan, combine the rest of the blackberries, the splenda, the water and the vanilla; bring to a simmer and continue to simmer until the blackberries break down and liquify. Pour the cooked berries through a sieve into a small bowl and use a spatula to press the liquid through the sieve, pressing until all that is left is the seeds, which you can discard, and return the reserved blackberry juice to the pan. Stir the cornstarch and water mixture into the blackberry juice. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened (about 30 seconds). Remove from heat.

Remove the phyllo cups from the freezer and place about a half-teaspoon of the thickened blackberry juice into each cup, or halfway up the side of the cup. Place a fresh blackberry in the center of each cup. If you have leftover white chocolate, you can drizzle a little over each berry. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

These are great because they can be made well in advance and won't get soggy.

Makes 15 tartlets, 82 calories each.


Anonymous said...

THIS ONE HAS VODKA!!! I'm gettin' me some! >^..^<

Erin Eats said...

Hehe, me and you, cheesecake for Matty's birthday on Tuesday. Love you, Mom.

Kalyn said...

They look gorgeous.

The Stiltwalker said...

god Erin can you please come move in with me and cook for me! PLEASE!!!! lol. I love all of your recipes!

Kalyn said...

Hi, I just tagged you for The Recipe Collection Meme.

Erin Eats said...

Thanks, Kalyn - I'll get to working on the cookbook meme.

The StiltWalker - hmmm... sounds like a plan, but we'll have to live in a more neutral weather area, I'm just far too pale for the Georgia heat.

MM said...

Holy cow, I'm not a whote choccie fan but that's so pretty that it's tempting even this die-hard dark choccie chick!

BNA said...

How beautiful! I love blackberries.