LEANING TOWER OF PHYLLO
Make it Fabulous with Fillo Recipe Contest Entry
10 sheets Athens® Fillo Dough (9”x14”), thawed
Butter flavored cooking spray
1/8 cup cinnamon sugar
1 1/2 cups Ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips
2 teaspoons sugar
24 large strawberries, destemmed and sliced
Place the phyllo on the work surface. Spray and layer 5 sheets of phyllo dough with cooking spray and sprinkle cinnamon sugar between each sheet. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the phyllo into 4-inch by 4-inch squares. Repeat the process with the remaining five sheets of fillo dough. Place the stacked fillo squares on a cookie sheet. Place a second cookie sheet on top of the phyllo to prevent it from curling as it bakes. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for about 10 minutes or until the phyllo is golden brown.
While the phyllo is baking, in a small bowl, combine ricotta, vanilla, chocolate chips and sugar. Mix until well combined. (If you want the mixture to be a bit creamier, use a hand mixer to blend the ingredients together and then fold in chocolate chips.)
Scoop the ricotta mixture into a Ziploc bag. Twist the bag and snip off the corner to form a pastry bag. Then, place one of the phyllo squares onto a plate. Pipe the ricotta mixture onto the square. Top the ricotta with strawberries. Place a second phyllo square on top and pipe ricotta mixture on top of the phyllo square. Garnish with strawberry slices. Repeat five more times to create six towers.