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Helen’s Cream 'Not Cheese' and Cranberry Parcels

Serves 6
30 mins

A real delight as a starter for your Christmas table.

¼ tub vegan 'cream cheese' like Toffutti
225g/8oz packet fresh or frozen filo pastry
25g/1oz vegan margarine, melted
30ml/6tsp cranberry sauce

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.
  1. Take 3 sheets of filo pastry at a time. Cut in half so you have 10 12.5cm/4-5 inch squares. Take one square and brush with a little melted butter or margarine. Place another square on top at an angle, and brush again. Do the same with a third sheet.
  1. Place a teaspoon of cream 'cheese' in the middle of the filo pastry and top with a teaspoon of cranberry sauce. Bring the edges of the pastry up together and pinch them to form a little parcel (money-bag shape). Make up the rest of the parcels in the same way.
  1. Brush with melted vegan margarine and place on a greased baking tray.
  1. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve hot with extra cranberry sauce.
Tip – try experimenting with different fillings in these little parcels – like spinach and mashed tofu with paprika; vegan pesto, cherry tomatoes and cream ‘cheese’ or garlic mushrooms for example.


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