Strawberries Romanoff cups, are centered in flakey fillo shells for a light summertime treat.
Only five ingredients are all that are needed for this easy dessert recipe!
This time of year, no-bake, simple desserts are a must. This strawberry Romanoff dessert is just that; simple! I combined chopped strawberries with powdered sugar, orange juice, and brandy extract. Be sure to allow the mixture to sit for at least an hour, you want to be sure the flavors have time to come together.
Athens Fillo Shells are perfect for holding these flavorful berries. I topped each shell with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and a mint leaf before serving. This berries Romanoff recipe is fresh, classy, simple, and delicious!
What is Strawberries Romanoff?
It’s a grown up version of the classic strawberries and cream dessert. While it usually contains a bit of alcohol to give it the grown up touch I make these much more family-friendly by simply using Brandy flavored extract instead. Classic strawberries Romanoff, the traditional method uses orange liqueur but we’re using regular orange juice.
- Athens Mini Fillo Shell
- Powdered sugar
- Orange juice
- Brandy extract
- Fresh mint leaves
- Whipped cream
How to Make Strawberries Romanoff Cups
Toss together the strawberries, powdered sugar, orange juice, and extract in a bowl.
Place the strawberries into the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Meanwhile, prepare the phyllo shells according to the package directions. Allow cooling.
Fill each shell with a spoonful of the strawberry filling.
Top them off with some whipped cream and mint just before serving.
Can I switch out the strawberries for another fruit?
Yes, this recipe can be made with fresh pitted cherries, peach, blueberry, or even mixed berries just to name a few examples. There is a lot of options for switching up this recipe to fit the season or to include whatever fruit or berry is freshest.
Can Strawberry Romanov be made in advance?
Yes, you can prepare the strawberry mixture up to a day or two in advance and keep it well-covered or in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also have the phyllo shells baked, cooled, and kept in an airtight container on the counter until it’s time to fill them up and serve. I do not recommend adding the strawberries to the mini cups until ready to serve so that they don’t risk losing their crisp texture and becoming soggy.
How invented the Romanoff recipe?
The story of how the dessert originally came into being is kind of cool if you’re interested in history.
Antonin Marie Careme was a chef in the Romanoff’s court, and during that time the French cognac houses got a new ingredient to use- oranges. So the French cognac houses made liquor out of those oranges (when life gives you lemons, right?). Anyways, Antonin Careme made this strawberry dessert using orange liqueur. Stories are conflicted on whether or not the strawberry mix was originally served with ice cream but there are reports that within a few years of its creation that’s how it was being served- with vanilla ice cream.
Some of the more traditional recipes for this dessert nowadays use a blend of whipped cream and sour cream for the topping instead of plain whipped cream. So as you can see this Russian dessert has definitely evolved over time.
Looking for more delicious strawberry recipes to try soon? Check out these ideas!
- Strawberry Rhubarb Pound Cake Pudding
- Strawberry Rickey
- Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
- Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
- Strawberry Hand Pies
- Strawberries and Cream Profiteroles
- 2 1.9 oz packages Athens Mini Fillo Shells (15 shells in each box)
- 16 oz strawberries coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon brandy extract
- Fresh mint leaves
- Whipped cream
- In a bowl, toss together the strawberries, powdered sugar, orange juice and extract.
- Place the strawberries in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, prepare fillo shells according to package directions.
- Fill each shell with a spoonful of strawberries.
- Top with whipped cream and mint just before serving.
Amount Per Serving Calories 19Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 1g