walking on a wire (boyknife) wrote in vegancooking,
walking on a wire

"Peach Pillows," perhaps

Today I made "Peach Pillows," which is a variation of a recipe I found on VegWeb a looong time ago. Necessity demanded I use up the few sheets of phyllo dough hanging out in the fridge (leftover from spanakopita!), and two extremely large peaches that were within their last few days of life. I'm also very lazy.

I used..
- about 4 sheets of phyllo dough per 'pillow' - and made three of them
- peaches (I had two large ones, about the size of oranges), washed and sliced
- Tofutti cream cheese (though any kind would probably work)
- brown sugar
- 1 or 2 tbsp vegan butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 350F. Take out four or five sheets of phyllo (on top of each other), lay them flat, and dab some melted vegan butter on the edges. Then fold the sheets on top of each other, as if you were closing a book. The butter helps them stick together, which is helpful.

Take one or two tablespoons of the cream cheese, and spread around in the middle of the phyllo. I'm using the word 'spread' liberally here, as what I really did resembled more of a mashing technique than anything else. Make sure to leave a few inches of bare phyllo around the edge of this little cream cheese square. Dump some sliced peaches on top of the cream cheese, and sprinkle with about a teaspoon of brown sugar. Fold one side of the phyllo over the peaches, dab a little fake butter on the edge, and bring the other side up to meet it. I couldn't get the other edges to fold up so I just put some butter on them and stuck them together, leaving them flat.

Repeat with however many you're making.

Pop 'em onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, and bake for about 15-25 minutes. (Mine took about 20.)

Possible modifications:
These are amazing when you eat them warm - I have yet to try them cold, but I'm sure they're just as good. They'd also probably taste great with a vanilla glaze of some sort, but all I did was brush the tops of mine with the remaining melted butter before throwing them in the oven, and the flavor is still very nice. Good for dessert (with fake vanilla ice cream!) but I'm sure they'd make a damn good breakfast too. Any kind of fruit or combination of fruit can probably be used - strawberries seem especially nice - but the peach/cream cheese flavor worked very well.

Tags: desserts-fruits, fruits-peaches
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