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Guava and Manchego Phyllo Pouches With Passion Fruit Syrup

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“This is an intriguing mix of sweet and savory. Sharp white cheddar is a good substitute for Manchego cheese.”
6 Pouches

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss first 4 ingredients in medium bowl to combine. Cover filling and chill until ready to use, up to 1 day.
  2. Stir sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper in small bowl.
  3. Place 1 phyllo sheet on work surface; keep remaining sheets covered with plastic wrap and damp towel to prevent drying.
  4. Brush phyllo with butter and sprinkle with 11/2 teaspoons sugar mixture. Repeat 2 more times to make 3 layers.
  5. Cut rectangle in half crosswise, making two 6x8-inch stacks. Place scant 1/3 cup guava filling in center of each stack. Gather sheets around filling to form pouch.
  6. Brush pouches with butter.
  7. Transfer to small baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 6 pouches total.
  8. Sprinkle with some of remaining sugar mixture. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with plastic and refrigerate.).
  9. Preheat oven to 350°F
  10. Bake phyllo pouches uncovered until golden brown and filling is heated through, about 20 minutes.
  11. Transfer to plates. Spoon Passion Fruit (or other like lime) syrup alongside; serve phyllo pouches warm.

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