Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Filo Yum Yum

The berries that we still have left in the freezer from last summer and fall are so delicious all on their own, we could just stir them together and bake them and be happy.  But they taste fantastic AND look beautiful when wrapped in filo.  Most of the time, with food, pretty adds to delicious and delicous adds to pretty and it just keeps going up.  But every once in a while, when you get down into a drippy dribbly mess that covers your fingers and your face, gets stuck behind your ears and in all sorts of other crevices, you reach true bliss.  The kind where you're so happy you're just rolling on the kitchen floor in it.  Now the filo yum-yum secret: with this dish you get it all. 

Filo Yum Yum
Serves 4

6-7 sheets filo dough
2 T melted butter
1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen whole strawberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 T honey

Preheat oven to 350.  Layer the filo dough out on a cookie tray, dabbing the melted butter on each sheet with a pastry brush before adding on the next.  Mound the fruit in the middle.  Drizzle with the lemon juice and honey.  Pull the dough toward the top, as if you were wrapping a fruit basket.  Bake for 30-45 minutes.  When you take the pan out of the oven, you will find a beautiful "basket" sitting in a pool of juice.  Let cool about 20 minutes.  Cut the "basket" and serve.  Eat your pretty piece of delicacy.  Then lay out the pan and dig in. 

2 comments:

Molly said...

Sadly, I haven't any frozen berries leftover from the summer in my freezer. In the past, I have purchased Trader Joe berries, but this year I decided to make a better effort to be seasonal. I can hardly wait for berry season to be here!

maamypatom said...

As soon as I get more filo I will do this with my frozen blackberries and apples--less work than pie!