Phyllo Nests

Phyllo Nests


March 21, 2008

After you make these, your kitchen counter and floor will be covered with shredded kataifi bits. Don't worry about it; they sweep up easily.

  • Makes: Makes about 2 1/2 dozen nests.


1/2 pkg. kataifi, thawed if frozen (pre-shredded phyllo; sold frozen at Greek grocers and large supermarkets.)

3 Tbsp. butter, melted

2 Tbsp. sugar

pinch cinnamon (optional)

chocolate eggs, jelly beans or those pastel candied almonds you get wrapped in tuille at weddings


1Preheat oven to 375°F. Pull the kataifi apart with your fingers or with scissors, tearing it into chunks a couple inches long. Toss it in a bowl with the butter, sugar and cinnamon.

2Press into mini muffin cups, pressing the mixture loosely into the bottom and up the sides, to form a nest. Bake for about 10 minutes, until pale golden. Let cool and then fill with chocolate eggs or jelly beans.


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