Easy Peasy Fig Parcels

Baked treats are awesome, but finding the time and energy to whip something up from scratch isn’t always easy. That’s where this recipe comes in. These parcels are super easy and the prep time really isn’t too long. And since it uses fruit, you’ll get a nice dose of vitamins and finer as well. Here is what you’ll need:

 

  • 6 large fresh figs
  • 1/3 cup chopped apricots
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • juice from a 1/2 lemon 
  • 6 sheets filo pastry
  • Butter to baste pastry (ignore the egg in the picture)

First, peel the figs. Decided to try it this way instead of spooning it out.

 

Place three of the figs in a bowl and marinate them in the lemon and honey.

 

Chop up some moist apricots into small cubes until you have about 1/3 of a cup.

 

Add the apricots and almonds to the figs in the bowl and mash the ingredients together.

 Cut the remaining three figs in half and place one half in the middle of some filo pastry.

 

The best thing about filo pastry is that you can form your parcels as you like. Just try to make sure there are enough layers on the bottom.

   Surround each half fig with a spoon full of the mashed fig mixture.

As you fold over the pastry, brush each bit with melted butter to avoid the dough drying out.

 

Place each parcel on a lined sheet. Heat the oven to 180 C / 350 F and once hot, place the parcels in for 20 minutes until you have a nice golden brown.

 

Once ready, take out the oven and let them cool a bit as the filling will be hot.

   
All in all, these turned out pretty good. As these do not have any processed sugar in the original recipe, they would be a great alternative for those who want a lighter dessert.  If you desire something sweeter, sprinkle powdered sugar over the top for a more decadent treat.  Alternatively, you can just add more honey or apricots as well. I’m sure you can make lots of variations using different combinations of autumn fruits, but for me, this is good for now. Stay tuned for more fall treats coming soon! Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!

 
  
  

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