My fennel-kale phyllo pastries are wonderful, but the phyllo was larger than the space I planned for it to sit so it got pretty beat up and I want to use it up.
So, what to do with phyllo? Well, I do have apples and dried cranberries I've been wanting to use up ...
- apples, chopped (2 large ones was all I had but more would be good)
- dried cranberries, soaked in rum or bourbon for a couple of hours or overnight (1/4 c)
- pecans or almonds, chopped or sliced (1/2 c)
- sugar (to taste - I used 2 T brown sugar)
- cinnamon (I like a LOT of cinnamon, so about 1-2 T; nutmeg is also good but I'm not a real fan)
- lemon juice (Meyer's lemon juice, about 1 T)
- dash salt
Melt 2-3 T butter w/2 T honey. Lay out a sheet of phyllo and lightly brush it with butter/honey; add another sheet and repeat. I had 10 sheets of phyllo to use up, but about 5 would be good or anything in between.
Put filling on phyllo and roll up like a jelly roll - or put on parchment and tuck up (like picture above) and bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes, until phyllo is browned.
The melted butter makes it not really low fat, but it's so much better than a pie crust. This would be great with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!