Filo pastry recipes

Wonderfully flaky and with a satisfying crunch, filo pastry is an all-round favourite. Here’s our pick of the best, from pies and tarts, to sweet treats.

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Pesto, prosciutto and artichoke tart

Filo pastry recipes

Pesto, prosciutto and artichoke tart

A few spare spoonfuls of leftover pesto will pep up any weeknight meal, including this smart...

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The very best baklava

Sweet tart recipes

The very best baklava

Versions of this crisp, nutty confection abound in Greece, Turkey, the Caucasus and the Middle...

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Spinach and feta filo swirl

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Spinach and feta filo swirl

Inside a crisp, flaky filo pastry swirl you’ll find a moreish mix of spinach, spring...

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Chocolate baklava

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Chocolate baklava

Sweet, crisp baklava is delicious in its traditional form but food writer and cookery expert...

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Honey, sesame and filo cheesecake puddings

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Honey, sesame and filo cheesecake puddings

Instead of a biscuit base, this Greek-style cheesecake is made with crisp filo pastry. It’s...

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Spicy filo-topped chicken pie

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Spicy filo-topped chicken pie

Use a ready-roast chicken, or leftover chicken from your Sunday roast, to make this easy...

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Hazelnut, apple and tahini pastry cigars

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Hazelnut, apple and tahini pastry cigars

A rich and chewy mix of hazelnuts, tahini, dried fruit and honey are rolled up...

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Greek-style lamb, spinach and feta pie

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Greek-style lamb, spinach and feta pie

There are times when it’s a joy to lavish a bit of extra love and...

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Deep-fried spring rolls

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Deep-fried spring rolls

”I learned how to make these when I was a waitress in Hong Kong, at...

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Caramelised onion, spinach and goat’s cheese filo pie

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Caramelised onion, spinach and goat’s cheese filo pie

Layers of crisp filo pastry sandwiching together a delicious mixture of caramelised onion, spinach and...

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Pine nut, feta, spinach and mint börek

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Pine nut, feta, spinach and mint börek

These crispy feta and spinach filo pastries – or börek – by Turkish Cypriot chef...

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Easy smoked salmon and leek strudel

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Easy smoked salmon and leek strudel

This quick and easy strudel is the perfect way to make the most of any...

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Lisa Faulkner’s Greek custard tart

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Lisa Faulkner’s Greek custard tart

In Greece this gorgeous tart is more commonly known as galaktoboureko – layers of filo pastry...

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Filo-wrapped spiced sausage roll pie

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Filo-wrapped spiced sausage roll pie

Think sausage roll, but bigger. Filo pastry is used to create a light, yet oh-so-satisfying...

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Almond, pistachio and turkish delight m’hencha

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Almond, pistachio and turkish delight m’hencha

Crisp layers of filo pastry are filled with spiced frangipane and gooey chunks of Turkish...

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Sausage, cider and apple filo rolls

Sausage roll recipes

Sausage, cider and apple filo rolls

Sausage rolls but not as you know them – the meat is flavoured with cider,...

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Filo bites

Filo bites

Fill homemade filo pastry baskets with a prawn cocktail or ham and asparagus filling then...

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Squash, spinach and chickpea filo pie

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Squash, spinach and chickpea filo pie

Donal Skehan’s fantastic vegetarian pie, made with squash, spinach and filo, would make a great...

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Spanakopita

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Spanakopita

A vegetarian spinach and ricotta pie encased in layers of crispy filo pastry – it...

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Cherry strudel with hazelnut milk ice cream

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Cherry strudel with hazelnut milk ice cream

Layers of flaky filo pastry encase a filling of sweet and sour cherries and crunchy...

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Pistachio and walnut baklava with honey yogurt ice cream

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Pistachio and walnut baklava with honey yogurt ice...

For a Christmas dessert recipe with a difference, why not try this Middle Eastern-inspired honey-sweet,...

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Pumpkin, feta and pine nut filo layer pie

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Pumpkin, feta and pine nut filo layer pie

This vegetarian pie recipe has sweet, soft pumpkin, salty feta and the crunch of filo...

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Leek, spring onion and chorizo tart

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Leek, spring onion and chorizo tart

This simple and easy tart recipe uses clever time-saving ingredients to make midweek cooking a...

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One-pan feta filo tart

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One-pan feta filo tart

This feta filo tart recipe is the perfect midweek meal for the whole family.

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September 2019