Make it Fabulous with Fillo Recipe Contest Entry
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup canned tart cherries, well drained and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
24 sheets Athens® Fillo dough (9” x 14”), thawed
5 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, cherries, chocolate chips, cream cheese, pecans and pepper until well combined.
Layer three sheets of phyllo on the work surface with butter. Cut the phyllo stack in half horizontally. Put a tablespoon of fruit filling in center. Bring up the edges of the phyllo to form a purse-shaped packet.
Place phyllo purses on an ungreased baking sheet about one inch apart and brush with melted butter. Repeat to form 16 purses, placing approximately 1-inch apart on the baking sheet. Bake in preheated 375°F oven for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.