Honey-drenched Fruit Filos

Taste the sweeter side of Mediterranean fare with these honey-drizzled fruit treats

Flaky filo triangles stuffed with apricots, figs, cranberries, dates, almonds and cinnamon

Finish off your Moroccan-inspired feast with orange-honey-drizzled filo rolls stuffed with dried fruit and almonds

Continuing our homage to Morocco, here’s an unusual sweet ending to an exotic feast (for the main event, try these Moroccan Lamb Kabobs with Moroccan Vegetable Couscous).


  • 8 dried apricot halves
  • 10 dried black mission figs
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 10 dates, pitted
  • 1 cup almonds, toasted
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 (4-inch-long) cinnamon stick
  • 1 package filo pastry
  • Melted butter for brushing filo


  1. Place apricots, figs, cranberries and dates in a large bowl. Cover with hot water and let fruit rehydrate for at least 30 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Combine orange juice, honey and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook about 5 minutes. The result will be slightly syrupy. Discard cinnamon stick and set mixture aside.
  3. Transfer drained fruits to the bowl of a food processor. Add almonds, pomegranate juice, ground cinnamon and cardamom. Process until coarsely ground and set aside.
  4. Lay filo pastry on a work surface and cut into strips lengthwise creating 4 equal-sized strips. Lightly brush strips with butter.
  5. Place 1 Tbsp. of filling on one end and fold pastry up into triangles or rolls until you have 24 triangles or rolls altogether. Brush the outside of each with butter.
  6. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 375°F for about 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
  7. Transfer to a shallow serving dish and pour hot orange honey syrup over.

Makes 24 pieces.

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