Lime Mousse in Phyllo Cups Recipe

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Lime gives a tart refreshing flavor to sweetened whipped cream. You can also use the lime mousse to fill individual purchased tart cups.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 12 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 drop green food coloring, optional
  • Fresh lime slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 265 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. Place two sheets of phyllo dough on top of each other. Keep remaining phyllo dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent drying. Cut layered sheets in half widthwise. Brush top sheet of each with butter. Lightly press one stack into a 6-oz. custard cup coated with cooking spray. Lightly press second stack on top. Repeat with five more cups.
  2. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing pastry to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For mousse, beat cream in a chilled small bowl until thickened. Add the sugar, lime juice, lime peel and food coloring if desired; beat until soft peaks form. Just before serving, fill phyllo cups with mousse. Garnish with lime slices if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lime Mousse in Phyllo Cups in Complete Guide to Baking 2004, p205

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