Speckled jelly-bean "eggs" in a crispy phyllo nest make for a sweetly seasonal dessert. Use kataifi, pre-shredded phyllo, which is sold frozen at Greek grocers and large supermarkets.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2003


Credit: Sang An

Recipe Summary

Makes 12


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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brush a 12-cup muffin tin with butter. Pull phyllo into 1-inch-thick bundles; cut bundles into 2-inch lengths. Place in a bowl; separate into a loose pile with fingers. Toss with butter, sugar, and cinnamon, if using.

  • Divide among 12 muffin cups; press into bottom and up sides. Cook until golden and crisp around the edges, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool; fill with jelly beans.


Reviews (1)

Rating: Unrated
The nests are so cute and taste delicious. I prefer using colored chocolate malt eggs or colored chocolate truffle eggs than the jelly beans. It makes it a more sophisticated dessert and I think the chocolate goes better with the delicacy of the nest.