How do I love thee, let me count the ways… Never mind – just feed me some of this Honey Almond Fillo Tart and I will love you even more, K? Hi and thanks for stopping by! I am SO glad you are here (but just don’t take my dessert… we have a mutual understanding about that, right?)
Flaky Fillo dough (also known as Phyllo dough) layered with honey butter & almonds, and stacked with homemade yummy custard and fresh raspberries. Could you just die? Well please don’t do that. I really like having you stop in so stay with me here. We’re all counting on you.
You might recall I made another dish using Fillo dough recently. My “Savory Chicken & Pear Pastilla” (which actually took first place in the “Get Your Chef On – Pears” challenge! Woot!). So I had the leftover Fillo dough and I wanted to make something sweet and yummy this time.
This recipe is inspired by one that I saw over at MSN food. Except mine is better - only because I actually get to eat it! Using Fillo dough scares people away sometimes (well, not in a Zombie kind of way or anything) but I don’t know why. Yes it’s fragile, but it’s also very forgiving, especially when layered.
Here’s how I made it – a link to the full recipe is included below. I made the custard first because it needs to chill – you can even do this step the day before if needed.
On a lightly greased baking pan, I carefully laid out the fillo layers, brushing each with honey butter and layering some crumbled almonds in between every two layers.
I cut the honey almond Fillo into squares:
And then baked until golden brown, about 7-8 minutes:
Once cooled, the squares can be gently placed into an airtight container and stored for several days if needed. When I was ready to to arrange the dessert, I whipped up a little sweet whipping cream and folded it into the chilled custard. I placed one Fillo square on my serving plate and placed a few spoonfuls of the custard onto the square, spread out the custard and arranged some raspberries onto the custard.
I garnished with a dollop of custard, a raspberry and a few almonds on top and then dusted with a little confectioner’s sugar.
Does that not look heavenly? The Husband is my “professional taste tester” and he gobbled this one right up. A link to the full Honey Almond Tart recipe is HERE. This dessert is a sure way to say “I love you” to someone special! Enjoy!