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Fruit Cigars

ServesServes 12 - 16
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  • 150 g SAFARI Seedless Raisins, soaked for 3 hours in 125 ml boiled water
  • 100 g SAFARI Pecan Nuts
  • 8 sheets TODAY'S phyllo pastry, cut in half
  • 50 g + 40 g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g(187 ml) sugar
  • 50 g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces

To serve Icing sugar


  1. Place the soaked raisins, nuts, 50g butter, eggs and sugar into the bowl of a food processor and blend until well combined.
  2. Transfer the raisins mixture into a bowl and stir in the chocolate.
  3. Melt the remaining 40 g butter.
  4. Place a phyllo half on a flat surface and brush with butter.
  5. Spoon some of the mixture along the length of the buttered half , fold in the ends and roll up into a cigar shape.
  6. Repeat with the remaining phyllo sheets.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
  8. Arrange the phyllo cigars on baking sheet and bake for 12- 15 minutes.
  9. Dust with icing sugar to serve.
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