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Berries in a Pastry Basket!

This dessert looks like a big deal but is actually very easy. Serve with whipped cream, recipe below. You can find fillo dough (sometimes spelled phyllo)in the frozen sections of most markets.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword berries in a pastry basket, phyllo dough baskets, whipped cream
Prep Time 20 minutes


Pastry Baskets:

  • 1 package frozen phyllo dough (I use the fillo brand) thawed to package instructions
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated organic sugar

Berries with Zest

  • 3 cups fresh berries, in any combination you wish
  • 1/4 cup confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest

Whipped Cream:

  • 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract


Pastry Baskets:

  1. Make sure dough is thawed, preheat oven to 350 degrees and place oven rack in lower third of oven

  2. Unroll thawed dough. Gently peel 3 sheets dough off the stack and set on counter or larger cutting board

  3. Brush the top sheet with melted butter from edge to edge, and sprinkle with sugar, place 3 more sheets of dough on top of the sheets you just prepared, brush with butter sprinkle with sugar

  4. Use a knife to cut the dough into six - four inch squares (you may have leftovers, depending on the size of your dough) Tuck each dough square into a cupcake tin and bake until slightly golden (about ten minutes)

While Baskets Bake: Prep Fruit

  1. If using strawberries, thinly slice them. Pour all berries into a big bowl. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice, sprinkle with sugar and stir. Add orange zest, mix again, set aside

Prep Whipped Cream:

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and use either a whisk or hand mixer to beat until desired consistency is achieved.

  2. Right before serving place pastry baskets on tray, fill with berries, top with whipped cream