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Nutty Phyllo Nests

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/4 c Slivered almonds; lightly
  • -toasted
  • 2/3 c Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tb Butter or margarine;
  • -softened
  • 12 Sheets commercial frozen
  • -phyllo pastry; thawed
  • 1/2 c Butter or margarine; melted
  • 1/3 c Sugar
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 3 tb Honey
  • 1 ts Lemon juice


Position knife blade in food processor bowl. Add almonds; top with cover,
and process 50 seconds or until finely ground. Remove and set aside 3
tablespoons ground almonds. Add 2/3 cup sugar, eggs, and 1 tablespoon
butter to almonds remaining in processor bowl; process until blended, and
set aside.

Place 1 sheet of phyllo on a damp towel (keep remaining phyllo covered).
Lightly brush phyllo with melted butter; fold in half lengthwise. Brush
again with butter, and spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons ground almond mixture
down length of phyllo, leaving a 2-inch margin on 1 long side and a 1-inch
margin on other 3 sides. Fold all margins of pastry over filling. Roll
phyllo jellyroll fashion, starting with side with 2-inch margin. Wind strip
loosely into a coil, and tuck end under coil. Place on a lightly greased
baking sheet. Brush with melted butter. Repeat with remaining phyllo and
almond mixture.

Bake at 375°F for 16 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Gently
transfer to wire racks.

Combine 1/3 cup sugar, water, honey, and lemon juice; bring to a boil, and
boil 4 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Drizzle half of honey mixture over warm pastries; sprinkle with reserved 3
tablespoons ground almonds, and drizzle remaining honey mixture over
almonds. Serve pastries warm or cool.

Yield: 1 dozen.

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