A super easy phyllo (filo) cup dessert recipe that is done in less than 10 minutes. These no bake Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Phyllo Cups are a quick way to get your cheesecake fix in and they look super fancy too!!
Strawberries n’ Cream Cheese
But really, how fancy do these look? Guess what? They are SO easy!!
Homemade phyllo cups with a strawberry cream cheese filling? Um, yes pleasse! 🙂
Is it phyllo or filo?? I’ve see it both way but I tend to like the phyllo spelling better. But potayto, potatoh…
What I love most about these dessert cups is that all of these ingredients do not need to be purchased fresh! They are ingredients that can be purchased way ahead of time and can be pulled out when you need a quick dessert!!
With a 9 month old on my hip 90% of the time and a husband with a serious sweet tooth, I am always trying to find a way to whip up a fast dessert whether I’m expecting company or not.
And if Cal was a little older, I would have had him help me by cutting out the circles for the phyllo cups! Butttt since he just puts everything in his mouth now…maybe hold off for another year!
As for the cream cheese…
Please do not use the store-bought strawberry cream cheese as a “substitute”!!
It just does not taste the same!
Just mix whatever strawberry jelly or “jam” you have in the fridge with some whipped cream cheese!
Tip* The whipped cream cheese part is important! The regular block of cream cheese will make the filling too dense!
By the way…if you DON’T keep strawberry jam in your fridge at all times, then I’m sorry but we can’t be friends…
If I come to visit you and out of no where get a hankering for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (which has been known to happen) you better be able to help me satisfy that craving…
😆 …All kidding aside…it has been a fridge staple growing up. And if you have kids or are pregnant, it’s a MUST! This was my late night go-to preggo snack….with a cold glass of milk!!
Anyway…All you do is mix together some jam with whipped cream cheese, a lil’ vanilla, a lil’ powdered sugar and boom! A no-bake cheesecake dessert in a fancy phyllo (or filo) cup that will satisfy any husband’s (or guest’s) sweet tooth in no time AND with only 5 ingredients! Whisk drop.
Have you tried my other super quick dessert, Raw Cookie Dough Bites!?
Easy Phyllo (Filo) Cups
Okay so you have TWO phyllo cup options here…
15 cups for $3.50
They have pre-baked phyllo cups or “shells” you could literally just thaw a fill which would turn this dessert into a 5 minute one! The only thing is the package comes with 15 cups for $3.50. Keep in mind they are small! If you are expecting a small group and want to save 5 minutes, perfect. Just make sure you make half the amount of filling!!
If this doesn’t appeal to you, look at option #2.
Cut and Bake Yourself
36+ cups for $3.50
Make your own phyllo cups! Yes it takes a tad more effort but I think they look better and taste better. You also will save money and have more bang for your hard earned buck!
Math teacher time…
So the Athens brand of phyllo is the most common I’d say. They sell phyllo in 1 lb. packs. Either in one 12 x 17″ roll or two 9 x 14″ rolls. Both packages contain 1 pound of dough. Either way, you should be able to get at least 36 cups (4 rows of 5 for the large one and 3 rows of 4 for the smaller) if you cut your cups using a 3″ ring give or take!
A 1 lb. phyllo package is also about $3.50 and should give you at least 36 cups!
**Note** It has been 3 months since this post and I wanted to add a note. I just pulled out a few of these empty frozen phyllo cups from when I made these before just to see how they would taste and they were STILL delicious and so crunchy!! I just added the filling and they’re done 5 minutes later!!
Okay so I chose to make my own cups and froze a bunch! (I went with option 2 and used one roll from a two roll/1 lb. package)
Pin the photo below to save this recipe for later!!
Use your leftover phyllo to make my Mini Baklava Rolls With Citrus Honey!
Super easy and done in less than 10 minutes, these Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Phyllo Cups are a fast way to get your cheesecake fix in no time!
- 1 Package Phyllo Dough or Phyllo Shells*
- 1 Cup (8 oz.) Whipped Cream Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Strawberry Jam (extra to dollop on top)
- 2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 3 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar (extra for sifting)
- Grated Lemon Zest Optional*
If making own phyllo cups: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lay dough on floured surface covering with a damp towel.
Layer 6 sheets of dough on a floured surface no need for butter.
Cut 12 3"-3 1/2" rings out of each 6 layer sheet (or as many as you can!)
Press into greased mini muffin tin and bake for 5 minutes or until golden brown color is achieved!
If using pre-baked: thaw phyllo cup!
While baking or thawing is happening, mix together the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and add to piping bag or ziplock bag. *If filling is too thick, just add some water. It should be "pudding-like".
When cups are room temperature, pipe filling into each and top with a dollop of jam! Sprinkle with more powdered sugar if desired!
*Whipped cream cheese is a must for a light, easy to scoop filling.
*If using one package of 15 shells (cups), cut the filling ingredients in half since this recipe is meant for approx. double that.
- These freeze well so make ahead if you'd like!!
- You can add whipped cream to the top if you have or/and a fresh strawberry to make it look even better!