Phyllo-Wrapped Feta with Honey and Sesame Seeds
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Serves: 2
  • 5 sheets phyllo dough
  • 4 Tlbs unsalted butter, melted
  • 5 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • ⅛ cup honey
  • 1½ tsp. sesame seeds (black or white or both)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Cover pieces of phyllo with a slightly damp kitchen towel while you work with the dough. Lay one sheet of phyllo on a large butting board or counter. Brush with butter. Lay next piece of phyllo on top, brush with butter, repeat for remaining pieces of phyllo
  3. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough down the middle vertically. Evenly divide the feta between the two pieces of phyllo. Place in a small rectangle in the middle of the portions of phyllo. (The rectangle should be about 2 inches by 3½ inches.) Fold the long edges in and then fold the other two edges in to create a package. Brush outside with butter. Flip over and brush the top with butter.
  4. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and crispy, about 20-25 minutes.
  5. While the feta and phyllo cook, add the honey to a small saucepan. Turn the heat on medium-low and heat until syrup-like in consistency.
  6. Once the phyllo is golden brown and crispy, remove from oven and brush with honey. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds. Bake another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  7. Eat with a knife and fork!
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