Phyllo fruit cigars

Drum
30 servings Prep: 50 mins, Cooking: 20 mins By DRUM
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Ingredients (12)

200 g pears — dried, chopped
100 g peaches — dried, chopped
150 g dates
125 g apricots — dried
75 g pecan nuts — chopped
75 g sunflower seeds — toasted
10 ml cinnamon — ground
5 ml vanilla — essence
5 ml dried chilli flakes
orange — juice only
salt
30 ml water — hot
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Method:

1 Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2 Grease a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

3 Filling Blitz all the dried fruit in a food processor to form a paste.

4 Add the nuts, seeds, cinnamon, vanilla essence, chilli flakes, orange juice and salt.

5 Add the hot water and mix until the mixture has a thick consistency.

6 Pastry Brush each piece of phyllo pastry with melted butter.

7 Using 15ml (1T) at a time roll the filling into a cigar shape.

8 Stack two pieces of phyllo pastry. Put the rolled filling at the bottom end of the pastry. Fold the bottom edge over the filling, then fold in the sides. Roll into a cigar shape. Repeat until all the filling and pastry have been used.

9 Brush each completed cigar with melted butter and sprinkle nuts over. Transfer the fruit cigars to the baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

10 To serve Drizzle honey over the yoghurt and serve with the cigars.



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