These little pastry packets filled with the sweetest of aphrodisiacs—figs, nuts and chocolate—are the perfect temptation. For extra flair, tie each one with a red ribbon before serving.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
3 tablespoons honey, divided
1 tablespoon soft butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon melted butter
3 sheets phyllo pastry (wrap leftovers in wet towel and refrigerate)
2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate pieces
2 tablespoons pine nuts
5 dried figs, coarsely chopped
Cotton kitchen string
Mix 2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon soft butter until smooth. Set aside until serving time.
Preheat oven to 375°. While working, keep phyllo pastry covered with a wet cloth towel to prevent it from drying out.
Mix vegetable oil and melted butter in a small dish. Place one phyllo sheet on the counter and brush with oil mixture. Repeat with the second and third layers. Cut sheets into four equal rectangles with a sharp knife or kitchen scissors.
In a small bowl, combine chocolate, pine nuts and figs. Place a spoonful of chocolate mixture in center of each pastry. Drizzle with a little honey. Draw up pastry edges to center and twist gently to form a package. Tie loosely with kitchen string.
Bake 6-8 minutes until browned. Spoon 2 teaspoons honey butter in center of each plate and set each warm phyllo pastry on top. Remove string and serve.
Recipe Additional Notes:
Calories 314, Fat 18, Perfat 47, Cholesterol 15, Carbo 11, Protein 3
Fri, 2012-07-06 10:53