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Fig-Filled Phyllo Pouches

Total Time: 40 MIN Makes: 30 small pouches
Prep Time: 25 MIN Cook Time: 15 MIN
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Description

Fresh figs, goat cheese and walnuts are wrapped in flaky phyllo to create these tasty treats.


Ingredients
  • 8 ounces soft mild goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 20 sheets Athens® Phyllo Dough (9″x14″), thawed
  • 15 fresh figs, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine goat cheese and walnuts, mixing well.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter with oil over medium heat. Layer 4 phyllo sheets, brushing each with the butter–oil mixture. Cut six, 4-inch squares from phyllo stack. Place 1 fig half in center of square. Squeeze figs open and stuff with two generous teaspoons of goat cheese filling. Drizzle lightly with vinegar. Brush phyllo from edge of filling to each point of square lightly with water. Gather points of square and pinch together just above filling. Brush pouch with butter–oil mixture. Repeat process 4 times to make 30 pouches.

Place filled pouches at least 1″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet or baking pan. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.