Moroccan Fig Pastries

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Recipe by Nasseh

These pastries are a nice treat for Ramadan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Blend the figs with a little water in a food processor to form a loose consistency. Add the apricot jam, almonds, & cinnamon to the processor. Mix until well combined then separate into 28 balls.
  3. Unroll the phylllo dough then keep it under a damp towel as not to dry out.
  4. Brush one sheet with melted butter then fold in half. Cut the sheet length ways into 2 equal parts.
  5. Roll one ball into a small cylinder then lay it on the cut sheet. Fold the sides length ways over the filling. Then roll the fig mixture up in the sheet as you would a cigar.
  6. Dab the last half inch of dough with egg yolk to seal it. Repeat for each of the 28 balls. Note: Each stuffed pastry should measure 2 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
  7. Bake the pastries for 30 minutes or until puffed and golden - turning once.
  8. Meanwhile, combine the sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil then lower the heat & simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat then stir the honey & orange blossom water.
  9. Dip the pastries one at a time into the syrup then remove and allow to dry. Combine the cinnamon & icing sugar then sprinkle over the pastries.

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