Cranberries & Cheddar filled phillo Bundle


Cranberry Chutney

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 / 2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 / 3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. dried tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground clove
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of black pepper

Cheddar Phillo Bundle

  • 6 frozen phyllo pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 / 2 cup melted butter
  • 170 grams cheddar cheese cut into 24 cubes


  1. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat, then add onions. Cook these stirring for 2 minutes or until softened.
  1. Add cranberries, sugar, tarragon, cloves, salt and pepper and bring to a boil
  1. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often until the mixture has thickened and formed a compote. Let cool.
  1. On a work surface, place a sheet of phyllo dough (cover the other sheets with a damp cloth to prevent drying).
  1. Brush the sheet with melted butter.
  1. Cut the sheet of dough in 12.
  1. Overlay 3 squares of dough by shifting them slightly to form a star. Repeat for other dough squares.
  2. In the center of each star, place 1 cheddar cube and 1 teaspoon cranberry chutney.
  1. Bring the corners of the star back to the center and twist them to form bundles. Repeat this step until you have finished stocking (reserve some melted butter).
  1. Place the bundles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  1. Paint with reserved melted butter. Refrigerate 15 minutes. (It is possible to freeze the bundles at this stage and they can be kept for up to 1 month, you only need to increase the cooking time by 4 minutes.)
  1. Cook at preheated oven at 400°F for 10 minutes.

Happy Cooking!


Megan Chartrand-Robichaud

January 21, 2020