These golden, tasty goats cheese parcels are perfect for parties, plus they can be made and frozen ahead of time and simply cooked on the day.

  • 40 mins
  • Makes 20
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • 250g fresh cranberries
  • 100g caster sugar
  • Juice and grated zest of half an orange
  • Filo pastry (10 x30 x26cm sheets approx 220g packet)
  • 200g goats cheese
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • Rocket leaves

Method

  1. Place the cranberries in a saucepan with the sugar and add the orange zest and juice. Bring to a simmer and cook gently for 8-10 minutes until the cranberries have softened. Leave to cool.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 200°C / Gas Mark 6. Make the parcels by placing a sheet of filo pastry on the work surface (keep the remaining sheets covered in cling film). Brush the sheet with a little of the olive oil, place another sheet on top, brush evenly with a little more oil. Cut into four squares.
  3. Place a 10g chunk of goats cheese in the middle of each square and top with a small teaspoonful of the cranberry sauce, fold the pastry around the filling and scrunch the top so it holds together, brush all over with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Continue until you have used all the filo sheets and goats cheese. Reserve the remaining cranberry sauce to serve with the parcels.
  4. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes until golden and crisp. Serve warm with an extra spoonful of the cranberrry sauce, garnish with rocket leaves.

Cooks Tip: The goats cheese can be replaced with blue cheese. To freeze, place uncooked parcels on a tray and open freeze before carefully covering in foil. Cook from frozen for a few minutes more

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