Mini Chocolate Cream Tarts 
Difficulty: Beginner  |  Prep Time: 20 Minutes  |  Makes 45 Pieces

  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups nonfat milk
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar • 45 mini phyllo shells (about 15 in each package)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine 1 cup of the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan. Whisk in combined milk and egg yolks. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture thickens, whisking constantly. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

Meanwhile, bake phyllo shells on baking sheets 3 minutes or until slightly crisp. Cool on wire rack. Fill each shell with about 1 tablespoon chocolate filling. Beat egg whites in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Stir in cream of tartar.

Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup of the sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over top of each tart, making sure to seal edges. Bake tarts on baking sheets 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serve warm or refrigerate before serving. Enjoy!

Insider Information:
Tarts are best served warm, as refrigerating causes the shells to lose crispness. Filling can also be spooned into small oven-proof ramekins, topped with meringue, then baked at 350°F until meringue is golden.

Nutrition Information:
Nutrition information per 1 mini tart: 52 calories; 1g total fat; 0g saturated fat; 0g polyunsaturated fat; 0g monounsaturated fat; 13mg cholesterol; 30mg sodium; 9g carbohydrate; 0g dietary fiber; 1g protein; 68.3 IU Vitamin A; 7.9 IU Vitamin D; 2.1mcg folate; 24.4mg calcium; 0.1mg iron; 11.6mg choline.

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