City Palate

The Entertaining Issue - November December 2017

Stilton, Walnut and Sour Cherry Phyllo Bundles
Nov/Dec 2011

From Chris Halpin

1 c. chopped walnuts

1/2 c . crumbled stilton cheese

1/2 c. chopped dried sour cherries

1 c. clarified butter, melted

1 package phyllo

To make the filling, mix the walnuts, stilton and chopped cherries in a bowl.

To make the phyllo bundles, take one sheet of phyllo and brush it all over with the clarified butter. Repeat this with three more sheets of phyllo, placing each one on top of the next. Cut the phyllo into 12 squares by cutting three strips on the length and four on the width. Place about a teaspoon of the filling of your choice in the centre of each square, then gather up the four corners of each square and press them together to make a bundle. Repeat this until there is no more filling. Place the bundles on a parchment-lined baking sheet and put it in the freezer, unwrapped, for 24 hours before transferring the bundles to an air-tight container.

To cook, pre-heat the oven to 375°F. Remove the bundles from the freezer, arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.