If you are needing a quick and easy appetizer for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, or having a few people over for a girls night, these phyllo wrapped feta squares are your solution. They may seem fancy and definitely taste the part! But in reality they are super fast and simple to bring together. I have used goat cheese and various other types of jams for the fillings and this recipe has only ever received glowing reviews. Try it for yourself and enjoy!
Makes 4 servings
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
*2 sheets of phyllo dough, thawed
*6 ounces feta, cut into equal sized pieces
*2 tablespoons of fig jam
*2 tablespoons butter
*Fresh sage leaves, julienned
*1/4 cup honey, warm
*sesame seeds for sprinkling
*Heat a pan over medium low and add in the butter. Once melted, add the fresh sage and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat
*Preheat the oven to 350F.
*Place a sheet of phyllo dough out on a cutting board. Cover the remaining piece with a damp kitchen towel.
*Brush the surface with the melted butter.
*Place the feta in the middle of the sheet at the bottom end of the phyllo, add a tablespoon of the fig jam and smooth. Wrap the excess dough on each side in towards the middle line until the whole block of feta is covered. Brush on some more butter and begin folding the cheese, end over end, until all of the phyllo is used. Set the fully wrapped feta block on a baking sheet, seam side down, and brush the top with butter.
*Repeat with the remaining block.
*Bake for 20-25 minutes until both sides are golden.
*Place on a serving platter and drizzle the warm honey over top, and add a sprinkle of sesame, and extra jam for dipping.