These tarts are the perfect diabetes friendly party food!Just one more day til the New Year! Still searching for the perfect bites for your party? Why not try these diabetic-friendly Mini Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts from the American Diabetes Association. Delicious, party-friendly and they won’t throw off your weekly meal plan!


  • 14 mini fillo shells
  • 1 1/2 cups diced pears, skin on (about 2 small bosc pears)
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Arrange thawed fillo cups on to a baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together pears, goat cheese, egg whites and ground black pepper.
  4. Fill each fillo cup with a heaping tablespoon of pear mixture.
  5. Drizzle to top of each tart with a little balsamic vinegar.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve hot or room temperature.

Chef Tip: Mini fillo cups can be found in your grocer’s freezer and are great to have on hand for last minute appetizers (both sweet and savory)!

Dr. Andrew Schneider
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