Berries in a Nest

Berries in a Nest

"Iola Egle of Bella Vista, Arkansas enhances a medley of fresh berries with sugar, pepper and balsamic vinegar. Serve berries on lettuce. like Iola does, for a fun summer salad...or showcase them in pretty phyllo cups, as our Test Kitchen suggests, for an impressive dinner finale."
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22 m servings
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Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. Sprinkle with sugar; gently toss to coat. Let stand for 20 minutes. Pour vinegar over berries; sprinkle with pepper. Gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. For phyllo nests, coat giant nonstick muffin cups with a nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Unroll phyllo dough sheets; remove one sheet. (White assembling, keep remaining dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp cloth.)
  3. For each nest, cut one sheet in half lengthwise and cut in thirds widthwise. stack three sections and place in a prepared cup; spray with nonstick cooking spray. Stack remaining three sections and place in cup, alternating points. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Combine the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle about 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar over dough. Repeat with remaining sheets of dough.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, fill each nest with about 3/4 cup berry mixture. Drizzle with a small amount of juice. Serve immediately.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One filled nest equals 142 calories, 1 g fat (0.55 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 starch.


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This recipe was so easy and fun to make! and it tasted Great! Everyone loved it. The only thing is that you can't save it, you have to eat it fresh.

I altered this a bit. Instead of blackberries, I used black raspberries. In place of the Phyllo Nests, I served the berry mixture over torn pieces of angel food cake. Mmmm.

The combination of berries, sugar, balsamic and pepper is amazing! i was just looking for a quick light dessert so I skipped the phyllo bowl and just made the fruit salad. l used frozen triple b...

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