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Sweet Potatoes Phyllo Cups


In this blogging world everybody is doing something inspired by Mardi Gras. In all means my dessert is not like many of yours such as King cakes, colorful cupcakes and wonderful sweet or savory dishes.
I wanted to do something with food colors and sugar for few weeks now, and than Mardi Gras idea kicked in.
So today I made Phyllo dough cups with sweet potatoes filling and colorful sugar decorations.
All you need:
for 6 cups
  • 4-5 sheets of Phyllo dough
  • 1 can of sweet potatoes OR/
  • I baked 4 sweet potatoes, med. size
  • until soft; take out insides, mash and mix in about
  • 2 teaspoons of Stevia/Or Splenta
  • 2 Tbs of light Maple syrup
  • Preheat the oven on 375F
  • Grease the cupcake pan
  • Cut phyllo dough into big squares,
  • Place them in the cupcake pan, and 
  • put about 2 teaspoons of sweet potato mixture
  • Bake for about 15 minutes.
You can lightly cover the top of the phyllo with aluminium foil, to prevent burning
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For sugar decoration 
  • 4 different kind of food coloring
  • 3 Tbs. of sugar for each time

  1. As you can see I am not using any kind of liquid for my sugar decoration, so you have to be extra careful not to burn it.
  2. In a sauce pan put sugar and color.
  3. Mix with the fork, when the sugar becomes a thick liquid 
  4. take it off the heat and on a parchment paper go left and right or in any direction that you desire
  5. Repeat this for each color.
  6. Clean up could be bit tricky so I recommend for you:
  7. Use only one sauce pan for this!
  8. Have pot of hot boiling water on the stove, and every time when you finish making caramelized sugar decoration,  over the sink pour bit of hot water with the fork in and let the hard caramel melt.
  9. Spill the hot water and dry the sauce pan
  10. That way you will have ready pot in a few minutes. 
  11. Making these sugar decorations is fun, and also fast.
  12. You will only need about 2-3 minutes to finish.
  13. Don't be afraid making these because they are really easy!
  14. I love sweet potatoes and I believe this nutrition packed veggie should be eaten often not only on holidays. If you ask me I like less busy dessert, but this is kind of occasion and celebration is calling for bright colors in any dish, so I made few really colorful and few Phyllo cups toned down . It was so delicious and yet so easy!


Enjoy!!!


64 comments:

  1. Sandra! This is like a work of art. Wow!!

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  2. i am amazed at the patience you have< this would be eaten in two seconds that took me all day to do< you are so creative! lovely!

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  3. Your so creative. Is artful a word? Cause this is just that. Great Work!

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  4. WOW! That is so awesome! Looks like a piece of art rather than food!

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  5. These are gorgeous! You're so creative. I bet they're tasty too. :)

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  6. Wow, Sandra! This doesn't look like easy cooking to me at all. Love the addition of sweet potato :)

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  7. These are like a party all in one little cup! They look delicious.

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  8. These are beautiful, Sandra! Love this idea.

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  9. Beautiful, very rock'n'rock-like cups :) Happy Mardi Gras!

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  10. If I told you that I didn't want to post these you wouldn't believe me:) right?
    Last night I had doubts, thought that they are a mess..but your responds are proving me wrong so I thank you all for kind comments!:)

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  11. E' un'opera d'arte bellissima , ciao

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  12. Awesome cups, just loved it and wud try it soon too !

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  13. Gorgeous! It's a festive, artistic, expressive explosion of sugar!

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  14. Wow! Sandra, you have totally captured the party in those little cups. They are beautiful!

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  15. Sandra, these are spectacular. Your decorations make the phyllo cups look like a 5-star dessert. Stunning!

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  16. These are beautiful little cups with the sugar decorations. You are so creative! A perfect Mardi Gras treat!

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  17. Bravo!!! These are beautiful! Your photos are gorgeous... the recipe is yummylicious... great job!

    Sreken 8mi Mart!!! xoxoxo

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  18. So bright and beautiful! These would be spectacular at a dinner party!

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  19. Oh my goodness! What a beautiful dish! It looks like a work of art :)

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  20. Very very very lovely, the least I can say, I am gonna try these for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Sandra as always this is so creative and delicious sounding. Also very festive, I didn't make anything special for Mardi Gras but am enjoying looking at all of your delicious recipes.

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  22. Did you really eat them? They are too pretty to eat. Great photos!!

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  23. Look at you go! These are amazing Sandra just like individual works of art beautifully photographed. Congrats on a lovely recipe.

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  24. This is so much fun - kudos to these - they look fabulous and are so celebratory. You could open up shop churning these out.

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  25. Sandra these are so festive and fun, not to mention how delightful they must taste...gorgeous!
    Hope your having a great week :)

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  26. Wow these phyllo cups look beautiful! How creative!

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  27. They are gorgeous, I'm so glad you posted them. They leap right off the page and scream eat me. Hope you are having a great week. I saw you on the list and made sure and voted for you.
    -Gina-

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  28. Oh my!!! Sandra!!! You ARE an artist!!!!!! These look FANTASTIC! And the decorations are amazing! Great pics too! Brava!!! :-)))))

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  29. beautiful presentation!! Almost toooooo pretty to eat!

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  30. Your food is beautiful but I am not such a fan of the dark background with white words, or the all italics. Your blog could be kick-ass so easily 'since your food is beautiful and delicious looking!

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  31. Oh, its so beautiful! how long did it take you to make such gorgeous things?

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  32. you are truly GENIUS Sandra .. I MEAN IT. They looks cute, colorful, messy, and tasty!! I have to try this technique. I saw them in your blog earlier and since then I am planning .. and planning .. and planning ...

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  33. Phyllo dough is one of the 7 wonders of the food world and we love what you've done with it here, stunning! Which makes it even easier and more fun for us to pass the One Lovely Blog award to you! http://picture-perfectmeals.blogspot.com/2011/03/wed-like-to-thank-academy.html

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  34. Wow, Sandra! Just the phyllo cups alone with the sweet potatoes would make a fancy treat, but for sure this is a spectacular party treat for the Mardi Gras. You are extremely creative,and come up with all sorts of fresh ideas.
    I love it!!!

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  35. Wow! Those are stunning! Incredible beautiful!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xx
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  36. These are lovely and put the work of many food stylists to shame. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  37. My goodness! These absolutely beautiful. Way to pretty to eat, but I think I could manage, since they sounds simply delicious!

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  38. This artistic masterpiece is delicious!

    I'm very impressed!

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  39. Very artistic Sandra! Looks like a party on a plate!!

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  40. Elegant and delicious looking. Love these guys. I made wonton cups recently and loved the bite size and finger food aspect of them -- these would be similar and lighter. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. These are so pretty and such a festive presentation. Nice job!!

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  42. These LOOK like a party! So much fun. Very nice, Sandra.

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  43. What a great idea...so beautiful, so flavorful, so celebratory! Thank you for sharing this loveliness tonight. I hope that tomorrow is full of happy moments, joyful conversation and plates of satisfying food!

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  44. Those decorations are just WOW! They totally scream mardi gras! Hehe.
    And i don't think i have ever come across anyone who doesn't like sweet potatoes and who can possibly resist your pretty ones ;) great work!

    Ps: i made your crepes for lunch today. Didn't change a thing and i loved them! So light yet filling.

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  45. These are stunning and so is your photography! Do you have al of natural light where you take your photos or do you use an external light? Thanks for any tips.

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  46. WOW!!! That's a piece of art!!! So colorful and beautiful!! Great job Sandra :)

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  47. This is so creative. I love the color combination. Definitely one of those desserts that you eat with your eyes first!

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  48. What a pompeous presentation- LOVE IT! And the falvors sound amazing as well! You go girl :)

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  49. Yum! I always think to myself that I need to make sweet potatoes more. Beautiful dish and photos!

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  50. Wow that is some awesome talent and patience!

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  51. These are beautiful! I'll bet they were delicious as well, I love sweet potatoes :)!

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  52. So inspiring it's great to catch up on your post again :-),have been drooling over the pasta and choc sweet rolls too

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  53. Wow!!! These sweet potato phyllo cups look like piece of art!! Need i say anything more :)

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  54. I love these Sandra, they are so pretty and sound so good. Thank you for being a part of March's YBR.

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