Featuring the Test Kitchen's take on Greek cuisine, our "Greece: The Sequel" menu for 8 is topped off with this tempting dessert in the August 2006 issue of Canadian Living magazine.
- Portion size 16 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2006
- 3/4 cup (175 ml) butter
- 10 sheets phyllo pastry
- 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) walnut halves
- 2/3 cup (150 ml) dried apricots
- 1/3 cup chopped almond
- 1/3 cup chopped pistachio nut
- 1/4 cup (50 ml) fresh bread crumbs toasted
- 2 tbsp (25 ml) granulated sugar
- 1 tsp (5ml) cinnamon
- pinch ground cloves
- 2/3 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup liquid honey
- 1 strip lemon rind
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Grease 9-inch (2.5 L) springform pan; set aside.
Filling: In bowl, stir together walnuts, apricots, almonds, pistachios, bread crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and cloves; set aside.
Syrup: In saucepan, bring sugar, honey, lemon rind, cinnamon and 1 cup (250 mL) water to boil, stirring. Reduce heat and boil gently until syrupy, about 12 minutes. Stir in lemon juice; simmer for 1 minute. Let cool.
In small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Skim off foam; pour clear melted butter into bowl, leaving milky liquid in pan.
Place 1 of the phyllo sheets on work surface, covering remainder with thin damp cloth. Brush with butter. Top with second sheet; brush with butter. Spread generous 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the filling along 1 long edge; roll up and fit around edge of pan. Repeat with remaining pastry, butter and filling until pan is full, coiling rolls around edge of pan then in spiral and pressing firmly to form compact rounds. Brush with butter. Place on 12-inch (30 cm) pizza pan.
Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until phyllo is golden and crisp, about 40 minutes. Remove from oven; pour syrup over coil and let cool on pan on rack, pouring any syrup that leaks onto pan over coil. (Make-ahead: Cover and store at room temperature for up to 24 hours.)
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Sodium 168 mg
- Protein 4 g
- Calories 311.0
- Total fat 19 g
- Cholesterol 27 mg
- Saturated fat 7 g
- Total carbohydrate 33 g
- Iron 10.0
- Folate 12.0
- Calcium 3.0
- Vitamin A 12.0
- Vitamin C 2.0