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Spiced pear strudel bites recipe

Spiced pear strudel bites recipe

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These delicious healthy bites draw on the classic flavours of a strudel, with warm, spiced notes and the sweetness of pear. Enjoy as a dessert with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream or savour them cold, paired with your afternoon cup of tea. See method

  • Makes 16
  • 50 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 76 calories / serving
  • Healthy

Ingredients

  • 3 (approx 460g total) Conference pears, peeled and finely chopped
  • 75g raisins
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 250g pack filo pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • icing sugar, for dusting (optional)
If you don't have any pears, try using apples

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    320kj
    76kcal
    4%
  • Fat

    1g 1%
  • Saturates

    0g 1%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 34.7g Protein 1.9g Fibre 1g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180ºC, fan 160ºC. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment. Mix together the pears, raisins and mixed spice. Set aside. 
  2. Lay the filo pastry out in 3 piles, each with 3 sheets stacked. Cut each pile into quarters – you will now have 16 piles consisting of 3 square pieces of filo. 
  3. Work with one pile at a time and cover the remaining filo with a clean damp tea towel. Brush one side of each sheet with egg wash. Stack together, placing each square slightly offset.
  4. Place around 2 tbsp of the pear mixture in the centre. Pull up the pastry around the filling and scrunch to seal, flaring out the top very slightly. Place on the baking sheet and brush with egg wash. Repeat with the remaining filo and filling.
  5. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden and the pastry is crisp. Allow to cool for 10 mins, dust with icing sugar, if using, and eat warm. Or allow to cool for 10 mins, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely and eat cold.

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