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Nutcracker Sweet Tarts With Caramel Ice Cream

Total Time: 20 MIN Makes: 15 Desserts
Prep Time: 20 MIN Cook Time: 0 MIN

$1,000 Best Dessert Winner Linda Rohr, Darien, CT

  • 1/3 cup melted semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup toasted, chopped mixed nuts (almonds, pecans, and walnuts)
  • 1/3 cup prepared dulce de leche sauce or premium caramel sauce
  • 1 package (15 count, each) AthensĀ® Phyllo Shells
  • 1/3 cup finely ground crystallized ginger
  • 1 pint premium dulce de leche or vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa, for garnish


In a medium bowl, combine chocolate, corn syrup and almond extract, stirring well. Add the nuts and swirl in dulce de leche. To serve, place 1 tablespoon of nut mixture into each Phyllo Shell and sprinkle with ginger. Top with a mini scoop of ice cream and dust dessert and plate with cocoa. Serve immediately.