Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Summer Berry Filo Parcels

There are loads of benefits to using frozen food, so today I'm sharing a quick and simple summer pudding idea using items from my freezer - that's after wading through the hundreds of ice pops and lollies that are in there currently to try and combat the heatwave.

The ingredients are simple and you'll find them in the frozen food aisle: 1 pack of filo pastry and 1 bag of frozen red berries fruit.  Additionally you'll need a little melted butter or vegetable oil and some icing sugar to dust on.

Take out the pastry and fruit from the freezer the night before and leave to defrost in the fridge.

Pre-heat the oven to 180. Take one sheet of filo and fold in half length-ways. Lightly brush on some oil around all the edges.

Place one tablespoon of fruit near the bottom of the pastry.

Then, take one of the bottom corners and fold over into a triangular shape, pressing the edges down gently as they meet.

Continue folding the bottom corner over into a triangle shape all the way up, and tuck the last bit of pastry under so you have a neat triangle package.

Place on a lined baking tray and brush lightly with oil again.

Cook for approximately 15 minutes, but check after 12 as they can burn quickly.

Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then dust with icing sugar and serve with (what else?) a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Disclosure: Featured post in association with Cool Cookery.


  1. These look scrumptious! Using freezer ingredients sometimes seems like cheating, but they are very useful when things aren't in season, or when someone is coming by unexpectedly with little notice :-)

  2. Thanks Crystal! So easy to make and quick too. You're right about soft fruit out of season and even in season if you buy it fresh it seems to go off so quickly. x

  3. I had frozen fruit and leftover filo sitting for ages in my freezer when I went looking for a new recipe to use them up. This fit perfectly, of course! Just popped them in the oven, and I can't wait to see how they turn out!

  4. These turned out nicely, but sugar needs to be added! Add about a tablespoon when you are putting the filling onto the pastry. Otherwise they are far too tart!

    1. I didn't find mine too sharp at all, but I guess it depends on the type of fruit you use. My mix had a lot of sweet strawberries in, but I suppose if it were currants you'd need sugar.

  5. I have just made these with apple and blueberries. I sliced my apple thin so that it would cook in the cooking time. For each parcel I added a small pinch of sugar and a small pinch of cinnamon. I followed your method exactly and these turned out amazing!! I will definitely make these again. Thanks so much!!