Last week I shared one of my favorite ways to whip up a quick last-minute dessert by using phyllo cups. The desserts I shared with you were these springy Lemon Curd Tarts.
Today I want to share another easy filling that you can add to these cups. I am like most other people in that I love Nutella, so when a found a recipe for a Chocolate Hazelnut Tart, I was just waiting for an excuse to make it. The recipe was actually for a 12-inch tart, but I did not have time to make a crust on this particular day, so I cut the filling recipe in half, filled the phyllo cups and topped each one with a toasted hazelnut. The tartlets were perfect for a little one-bite fix!
The filling requires no baking and really couldn’t be much simpler. Literally 5 ingredients and 5 minutes later and you will have a thick and creamy Nutella filling that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Chocolate Hazelnut Tartlets
Keywords: no-bake dessert chocolate nutella tart filling
Ingredients (15 tartlets)
- Pre-made phyllo dough cups (found near pie crust in frozen section at most grocery stores)
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp Nutella
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 15 toasted hazelnuts (for garnish)
In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup of the heavy cream and cornstarch to combine.
Combine remaining ingredients (EXCEPT toasted hazelnuts) in a small saucepan.
Turn heat to medium and whisk in the cornstarch mixture.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula until the mixture thickens, about 2 minutes after boiling point.
Remove from heat and pour into phyllo cups using a teaspoon or small cookie scoop. Top each tart with a toasted hazelnut.
Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine
in a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup cream
combine all other ingredients (except toasted hazelnuts) in a small saucepan
whisk in cornstarch mixture
bring to a boil and continue stirring until thickened, about 2 minutes
pour filling into phyllo cups, top with toasted hazelnut and refrigerate