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Honey and Cheese Phyllo Pie: A Sweet and Creamy Delight

Honey and Cheese Phyllo Pie: A Sweet and Creamy Delight

This Honey and Cheese Phyllo Pie is a beautifully layered dessert that combines the crunch of phyllo dough with a rich, creamy cheese filling, all topped with a generous drizzle of honey. The combination of textures and the sweetness of the honey combined with the subtle flavor of the blended cheeses create a sophisticated dessert that is sure to impress.

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Why you will love this recipe

If you're a fan of sweet and savory desserts, this tart will hit all the right notes. The buttery phyllo layers provide the perfect crunch that contrasts deliciously with the creamy, rich filling. The honey adds not only sweetness but also a lovely moisture to the dish, making each bite a perfect blend of flavors and textures.

Perfect opportunity

This tart is perfect for festive occasions, holiday dinners or as a special treat to enjoy at tea time. It's elegant enough for formal meetings but simple enough to be a casual weekend treat. Serve it at your next party and it will definitely be a conversation starter.

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Decorating Tips

After cooling, drizzle enough honey on top of the tart for added shine and softness. Garnish with crushed pistachios for a pop of color and texture, and if available, a few candied rose petals or rose leaves can add a beautiful, aromatic finish.

  • Ingredients:
    • For the phyllo base:
      • 5 sheets of phyllo dough, thawed
      • 30 grams of melted butter
    • For the filling:
      • 4 eggs
      • 200 grams of sugar (about 1 cup)
      • 1/4 cup honey
      • 500 grams of cottage cheese with 5% fat
      • 250 grams of creamy cheese with 5% fat
      • 2 units of sour cream 15% fat
      • 80 grams of vanilla pudding mix
      • 70 grams of flour (about 1/2 cup)
  • Instructions:
    1. Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C) with fan (turbo setting). Butter a 22cm baking dish.
    2. Prepare the phyllo base: Brush each sheet of phyllo with melted butter and place them in the baking dish, letting the edges hang over the sides.
    3. Prepare the filling: In a mixer, beat together the eggs, sugar and honey. Add the cheeses and sour cream and continue beating. Sift in the dry ingredients (pudding mix and flour) and beat until smooth and free of lumps.
    4. Pour the cheese mixture into the phyllo lined dish. Fold the overhanging edges of the phyllo over the top of the filling.
    5. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until set and lightly browned.
    6. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
    7. Once cooled, remove from dish, drizzle generously with honey and garnish with crushed pistachios and optional rose petals.

Store the tart in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Enjoy this luxurious Honey and Cheese Phyllo Pie, a dessert that combines elegance with delicious flavors and textures, perfect for any special occasion or just because you deserve a treat!

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