Christmas stars

A sweet festive treat, that's packed with fruit.

Dessert, British, Makes 12 stars

Calories per serving: 89 (approx)

Preparation time:5 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

Cooking method:Baking


  • 1 packet filo pastry (270g)
  • 3 eating apples - diced
  • ½ orange - juiced
  • 20g cranberries - optional
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Vegetable oil for


  1. Preheat oven 190C, Gas 5. Remove pastry from the box, and cut the sheets into squares 5x5cm.
  2. Take a square and brush it with oil. Place in a greased muffin tin, pressing it down in the centre.
  3. Add another two oiled squares on top, arranged at angles.
  4. Repeat with the remaining squares until 12 are complete. Bake for 5-10 minutes until golden.
  5. Place apples and orange juice in a pan. Cover and simmer gently, until softened. Stir in cranberries and cinnamon, and warm through, 1-2 minutes.
  6. Spoon the apple mixture into the cases just before serving, so the pastry remains crisp.


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