Fillo Cherry Blossoms

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ย Delicate fillo blossoms filled with chocolate and cherries yield simple but delicious flavor and flaky texture for an unforgettable experience.

For someone who was intimidated by fillo for over four decades, I’m a pretty big fan of discovering and inventing new ways to use it. Today’s result – these delicious Fillo Cherry Blossoms. They combine simple ingredients and the flavor is subtle, but they are anything but wallflowers.

 

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Obviously, I’m using the Fillo Factory fillo pastry dough because they provide us with good fillo, phyllo or filo – does the spelling matter, they ask? It doesn’t because the Fillo Factory is a gold standard when it comes to fillo. They offer organic, regular, whole wheat, spelt, several sheet sizes, and a variety of thickness and shapes. What’s not to love? I’m super happy that I can partner with them.

 

If you’re just starting with fillo, I highly recommend getting familiar with it by making a much simpler dish like this egg pie first. Since you only need 8 sheets of fillo for the cherry blossoms, this is a delicious way to use up the remaining sheets.

 

When making these cherry blossoms the key is being gentle and patient because the fillo is very delicate. Daunting? Maybe. Worth it? Totally. You’ll be rewarded with flaky goodness unlike any other.

 

Cherries, chocolate, and fillo are meant to be together.ย  Share these little cherry fillo blossoms with someone you are meant to be together on Valentine’s Day. Nothing says I love you like chocolate and cherries. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Fillo Cherry Blossoms Recipe

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Fillo Factory Fillo Cherry Blossoms

 

INGREDIENTS:
Makes 12

  • 1 pound fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (cornflour)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3.5 oz.ย  dark chocolate (at least 72% cocoa), chopped
  • 8 sheets of frozen Fillo Factoryย fillo dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or oil

 

~ Free Tip ~

  • 2 cups of ready cherry pie filling can be used instead of fresh cherries. If using canned, omit the sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and water.ย 
  • Substitute butter or oil with cooking spray.

 

 

ESSENTIALS

for Fillo Cherry Blossoms


 

Delicate fillo blossoms with cherries and chocolate

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first five ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly before using.
  2. Gently place one sheet of fillo on a large cutting board or working surface and lightly brush with butter or oil. Immediately top with the second sheet of fillo and brush with butter. Cover the remaining fillo to prevent drying.ย Cut the long edge of layered fillo into 6 equal strips. Place one strip over the other horizontally, creating a cross. You should have 3 crosses.
  3. Place a few chocolate pieces in the middle of the fillo cross and top with about one tablespoon of the cherry filling. Fold the sides up and over each other to form a small square packet, tucking the ends of the strips underneath (see GIF below).
  4. With a sharp knife, cut an X on the top of each pocket. With the tip of a knife, gently separate the fillo layers, bending them slightly backward to create ‘petals’. You don’t need to be precise and separate every single sheet. Separate them into 3-4 layers.
  5. Lay blossoms on a greased cookie sheet. When all blossoms are complete, brush a touch of butter orย oil on top of each (for good measure!). Repeat with remaining fillo sheets.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit inย a preheated ovenย until all are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool. Dust with powdered sugar if desired and garnish with cherries dipped in chocolate, chocolate shavings, or drizzle with chocolate syrup.

 

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Perfect treats for Valentine's Day - little fillo blossoms with cherry and chocolate filling

a bite of fillo cherry blossoms

4.75 from 8 votes
yummy fillo stuffed with cherries and chocolate
Fillo Cherry Blossoms Recipe
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Delicate fillo blossoms filled with chocolate and cherries yield simple but delicious flavor and flaky texture for an unforgettable experience.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh cherries pitted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3.5 ounces dark chocolate at least 72% cocoa, chopped
  • 8 sheets of Fillo Factory frozen fillo dough thawed
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or oil
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first five ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly before using.

  2. Gently place one sheet of fillo on a large cutting board or working surface and lightly brush with butter or oil. Immediately top with the second sheet of fillo and brush with butter. Cover the remaining fillo to prevent drying. Cut the long edge of layered fillo into 6 equal strips. Place one strip over the other horizontally, creating a cross. You should have 3 crosses.
  3. Place a few chocolate pieces in the middle of the fillo cross and top with about one tablespoon of the cherry filling. Fold the sides up and over each other to form a small square packet, tucking the ends of the strips underneath (see GIF in the post).

  4. With a sharp knife, cut an X on the top of each pocket. With the tip of a knife, gently separate the fillo layers, bending them slightly backward to create 'petals'. You don't need to be precise and separate every single sheet. Separate them into 3-4 layers.
  5. Lay blossoms on a greased cookie sheet. When all blossoms are complete, brush a touch of butter or oil on top of each (for good measure!). Repeat with remaining fillo sheets.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a preheated oven until all are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool. Dust with powdered sugar if desired and garnish with cherries dipped in chocolate, chocolate shavings, or drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~ย 

  • 2 cups of ready cherry pie filling can be used instead of fresh cherries.ย If using canned, omit the sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and water.ย 
  • Substitute butter or oil with cooking spray.

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40 Comment

  1. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    January 26, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    That graphic image of how to wrap the bundle is wonderful (a little entrancing? Maybe it’s just me who watched it repeatedly, not because I didn’t understand, I just liked it that much. I should maybe get more going on in my life. ;-))
    Anyways, these sound yum & I’m going to try them soon.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 29, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      You crack me up, Mrs Shoes! How’s the weather up North? And more importantly, how’s your nephew?

  2. Reply
    Cristina pop
    January 28, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Such a great idea. They look so classy and delicious!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 28, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      Hi, Christina! I’m so happy you like them. They’re quite light and tasty. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Reply
    Barrie
    January 28, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    What a perfect little package- just in time for Valentine’s Day too! Love this idea- pinning!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 28, 2018 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks so much, Barrie. They were a hit in my house. The husband wants them again for Valentine’s. I’m not arguing, lol.

  4. Reply
    Emma
    January 28, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    They look so pretty you just want to leave them on the table for everyone to see. I love how you show the exact steps one by one. I’ll be the first one to tell you that if it has anything to do with pasty, I’m the first one to mess it up. Sad, but true.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 28, 2018 at 10:43 pm

      Hi, Emma! Practice makes perfect (or a bit better, in my case). I know where you’re coming from, but show the pastry who is the boss, ha!

  5. Reply
    Jess
    January 30, 2018 at 9:53 am

    These look cute and sound amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 30, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks for the reminder, Jess! Just did ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Reply
    Sandra L Garth
    February 1, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Just like working with yeast, working with phyllo gives me the heebie-jeebies. I need to get over my fear of phyllo because I want to try these. They look like little packages of yummy. Thanks for joining us again at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      LOL, I know where you’re coming from, Sandra! But once you get over the initial fear, both are easy-peasy. ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Reply
    Jann Olson
    February 1, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    I love filo dough and cherries! I have got to try these!! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you, Jann! What’s not to love, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Reply
    Teresa
    February 2, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Another winner Jas! What could possibly be better than chocolate and cherries? By the way, your food photography is fantastic! Thank you for sharing another wonderful recipe with us on Party in Your PJ’s. I pinned to my dessert board.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Hi, Teresa! Chocolate and cherries are meant for each other! Thank you so much for your kindness, it really means a lot! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  9. Reply
    Midge @ Peachicks' Bakery
    February 3, 2018 at 9:34 am

    SO SO pretty! And what a flavour combination – you can’t go wrong with dark chocolate & cherries!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      You really can’t. They pair up perfectly. Thanks, Midge!

  10. Reply
    Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
    February 3, 2018 at 10:30 am

    I haven’t used filo dough in forever! Looks yummy ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! Pinned!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks, Kelly! Once you start using fillo, you can’t stop. It’s addictive, lol.

  11. Reply
    Honest Mum
    February 3, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Wow, they look incredible! You need to write a cookery book Jas x

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      Awe, thank you, my darling! You’re too sweet!!
      I have published one (Balkan Comfort Food) and am in process of creating another one with my daughter. XOXO

  12. Reply
    Monika Dabrowski
    February 3, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    What a delicious little treat, thank you for sharing it with FF:)

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks, they are super yummy!

  13. These little guys look so gorgeous and I love how easy they are to make…after getting the folding down of course! That might take a few minutes to perfect!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks, Colleen! Fillo is forgiving so the folding doesn’t have to be perfect. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Reply
    Elise Cohen Ho
    February 5, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I can totally see the “to die for” aspect of this dessert. I love a good phyllo recipe.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 5, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you, Elise! I think so too. It’s the perfect combo.

  15. Reply
    Florence
    February 6, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Love โค๏ธ the sound of this Jas! They look easy, and the provided photos sure help a lot. I bet even I could do it. Ha! Like you say, the perfect treat for Valentines Day!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 6, 2018 at 9:01 am

      If I can do it, anybody can. Ha! Thank you, Florence! Have a wonderful week.

  16. Reply
    Miz Helen
    February 6, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Your Cherry Blossoms are amazing and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 6, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you, as always, Miz Helen!

  17. Reply
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance
    February 6, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Yum!! pinning to try! Thanks for sharing at TFT party!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 6, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you, Theresa!

  18. Reply
    lisa
    February 7, 2018 at 8:23 am

    These are beautiful, and Iโ€™d love to sink my teeth into one! Iโ€™ll have to pick up some fillo dough so I can make them for Sunday brunch. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 7, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Thanks, Lisa! They were quite a hit in my house. Hope you like them too. ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Reply
    Angelina
    February 7, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    These look simply scrumptious! Little pockets full of yummy goodness! Thanks for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things – I’ll feature you tomorrow!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 7, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you, Angelina! You made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Reply
    Erlene
    February 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful cherry dessert on MM. Included this in a cherry dessert roundup and pinned.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 19, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Thank you ‘cherry’ much, Erlene! ๐Ÿ˜€

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