These adorable easy to make nests are crunchy and sweet. When filled with the cool, smooth cream, it makes the greatest combination of flavors and textures in the cutest little nests! The filling options are endless!
Preheat oven according to package instructions or 375 degrees F. Prepare a cupcake tin by either cooking spray or butter.
Separate 1/2 of the shredded phyllo dough to give you about 1/2 pound. Gently separate the strands, clumps at a time and loosely place them into the tins. Start placing the dough into the bottom and then adding more shreds building it up along the sides until it forms a nest shape. Loose and messy is great!
Once all nests are complete, brush each nest until it's lightly saturated with butter.
Bake for about 20 min, rotating halfway through. If they did not achieve a golden color, add another 5-10 min continuing to rotate halfway through.
Allow to cool slightly, then drizzle sugar syrup on to each nest, just enough to lightly cover. Let cool completely.
Add a dollop of cream, about a heaping teaspoon to each nest. Sprinkle with ground pistachio and serve!
Sugar Syrup Recipe. You can add any fillings/toppings you'd like and they make great Easter Nests too!