Apricot and Blue Cheese Filos Recipe

Try Angela Casley's recipe for a taste sensation in one bite

Apricot and blue cheese filos. Picture / Babiche Martens.

When I go shopping it is inevitable a block of blue cheese will be tossed in the basket for that “just-in-case” moment. It’s so useful for when guests pop in, to add instant flavour to an omelette or salad, or on a cracker while I wait for dinner. Here, I have combined crumbly blue with apricot jam to create a taste sensation in one bite. Using filo pastry means these sweet-savouries are quick and straightforward to make.

Makes 24

½ cup apricot jam
½ cup cream cheese
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
Freshly ground pepper
6 sheets filo
¼ cup melted butter

1. Preheat an oven to 170C. Line a baking tray with paper.

2. In a small bowl combine the jam, cream cheese, blue cheese, parsley and a few grinds of pepper.

3. Brush a sheet of pastry with butter, then place another on top. Cut the pastry into 8 even squares. Place a little filling into the centre of each. Butter around the edges then gather tightly to a point in the centre. Continue with the remaining pastry.

4. Bake in the centre of the oven for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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