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Santa sacks

  • 0:20 Prep
  • 0:30 Cook
  • Makes 8
  • Advanced


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 250g butternut pumpkin, deseeded, peeled, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 1 red capsicum, halved, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 200g broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 80g (1/2 cup) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 x 310g can creamed corn
  • 80g (1 cup) coarsely grated cheddar
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil, extra, to grease
  • 16 sheets filo pastry, halved crossways
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 16 long fresh chives


  • 1
    Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the pumpkin and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add the capsicum and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until just tender. Add the broccoli and peas and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until broccoli is bright green and tender crisp. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.
  • 2
    Add the creamed corn and cheese to the pumpkin mixture and stir until just combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a baking tray with extra oil to lightlygrease. Divide the pumpkin mixture into 8 equal portions. Place the filo sheets on a clean work surface. Cover with a clean tea towel, then a damp tea towel (this will prevent it drying out). Brush 1 filo sheet with a little melted butter. Top with another filo sheet, rotating slightly. Continue layering with melted butter and 2 more filo sheets. Place 1 portion of pumpkin mixture in the centre of the filo stack. Pinch the edges together to enclose the filling and form a pouch. Place on prepared tray. Repeat with the remaining filo, melted butter and pumpkin mixture.
  • 4
    Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown and heated through. Remove from oven and set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, place the chives in a medium heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water and set aside for 1 minute to soften. Drain well. Tie 2 chives around the neck of each filo pouch. Arrange on a serving platter and serve immediately.

Source: taste.com.au


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