Filo Crackers

  • 15MINS
  • 12MINS
  • 90KCAL

These tasty little filo crackers are filled with turkey, basil, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese, and will make a festive addition to your Christmas party table.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories90
  • Carbs9.4g
  • Protein6.4g
  • Fat2.8g
  • Saturates0.7g
  • Sugars9.4g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

These quick, festive nibbles are the perfect addition to any Christmas party table and are an ideal way to use up any cooked turkey that you might have leftover from your Christmas dinner. If you’d prefer a vegetarian version, we have you covered with our Veggie Filo Crackers!

 

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Crispy filo pastry filled with turkey, basil, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese, these Filo Crackers look super impressive and taste even better.

You can use a sharp knife to chop up your basil leaves and pine nuts if you want, but we’d recommend using a mini food processor or chopper instead as this will make things much quicker and easier!

If you find that your filo is drying out when you’re making your crackers, then you can simply cover the filo sheets with a slightly dampened, clean tea towel to help keep them moist.

If you want to get ahead of your festive preparations, then you can also freeze these Filo Crackers after shaping them, but before baking them.

If you love filo pastry and still have lots of leftovers, then our Christmas Pie is another really great way to make the most of anything you have left after Christmas day.

 

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Remember to be careful when using cooked turkey and ensure you eat it within 48 hours of cooking, and don’t reheat once cooked.

If you find that you still have lots of leftovers that you don’t know what to do with, then our Christmas recipes collection has plenty of ideas to help you get inspired.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Filo Crackers recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Filo Crackers recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Filo Crackers recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Filo Crackers recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Filo Crackers?

No, you won’t need anything special to make these Filo Crackers.

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We’ve used a mini food chopper like this one to chop up our basil leaves and pine nuts as it’s super quick and convenient.

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A pastry brush will make things much easier when it comes to applying the egg wash to your filo.

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How many calories are in these Filo Crackers?

There are 90 calories per each cracker in these Filo Crackers which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Filo Crackers perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160ºC.

Step 2

Place the basil leaves and the pine nuts in a mini food processor or chopper, and blitz until fine. Alternatively, chop very finely with a sharp knife. Scrape into a small bowl.

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Step 3

Stir in the sun dried tomatoes, turkey, garlic granules, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, yoghurt and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix well until completely combined and a stiff mixture has formed.

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Step 4

Lay two pastry sheets out next to each other. Place a second sheet on top of each to make two double layered sheets. Cut each sheet into 6 rectangles, approx 15 x 12 cm, making a total of 12 rectangles.

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Step 5

Divide the filling mixture between each filo pastry rectangle, placing it down the middle but leaving approx 2 cm at each end.

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Step 6

Brush egg down one long edge, then roll up, and crimp the ends with your fingers to seal and make ‘crackers’.

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Step 7

Place a sheet of baking parchment paper on a baking tray. Carefully place the filo crackers on the tray, seal side down.

Step 8

Carefully brush all over with egg and place in the preheated oven for 10 – 12 minutes, or until golden.

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Step 9

Leave to cool a little on the tray then transfer to a serving plate and serve warm.

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What could I serve with these Filo Crackers?

These Filo Crackers are delicious when served alone, or alongside other finger foods such as:

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How do you know when these Filo Crackers are cooked?

You should cook your Filo Crackers for around 10 – 12 minutes or until they’re golden brown and crisp.

Ensure you use leftover turkey within 48 hours of originally cooking it and do not reheat again.

How long can you keep these Filo Crackers in the fridge?

These could be made up to the end of step 6, kept in the fridge overnight, then glazed with egg and cooked just before you need to serve them.

Ensure you use leftover turkey within 48 hours of originally cooking it and do not reheat again.

Can I freeze these Filo Crackers?

Yes, you can. Simply prepare the crackers up to the end of step 6, then carefully place in a single layer in a freezer proof plastic box.

Label with the contents and the date, and freeze.

How do I reheat these Filo Crackers?

From chilled: Follow the recipe from step 7.

From frozen: Whilst still frozen, place on a lined baking tray, glaze with egg and defrost in the fridge. Once defrosted, place in a preheated oven at 160ºC for 10 – 12 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool a little on the tray then transfer to a serving plate and serve warm.

Do not reheat again, as these contain previously cooked turkey which must not be reheated more than once.

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Filo Crackers

These tasty little filo crackers are filled with turkey, basil, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese, and will make a festive addition to your Christmas party table.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    12 MINS
  • KCals 90
  • Carbs 9.4G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 4 sheets of filo pastry around 45 x 24 cm each
  • 10 g fresh basil leaves
  • 10 g pine nuts
  • 25 g sun dried tomatoes in oil drained and finely chopped
  • 100 g cooked turkey skin removed and finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garlic granules
  • 20 g Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest finely grated
  • 85 g fat free Greek yoghurt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg beaten, to glaze

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC.
  2. Place the basil leaves and the pine nuts in a mini food processor or chopper, and blitz until fine. Alternatively, chop very finely with a sharp knife. Scrape into a small bowl.
  3. Stir in the sun dried tomatoes, turkey, garlic granules, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, yoghurt and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix well until completely combined and a stiff mixture has formed.
  4. Lay two pastry sheets out next to each other. Place a second sheet on top of each to make two double layered sheets. Cut each sheet into 6 rectangles, approx 15 x 12 cm, making a total of 12 rectangles.
  5. Divide the filling mixture between each filo pastry rectangle, placing it down the middle but leaving approx 2 cm at each end.
  6. Brush egg down one long edge, then roll up, and crimp the ends with your fingers to seal and make 'crackers'.
  7. Place a sheet of baking parchment paper on a baking tray. Carefully place the filo crackers on the tray, seal side down.
  8. Carefully brush all over with egg and place in the preheated oven for 10 - 12 minutes, or until golden.
  9. Leave to cool a little on the tray then transfer to a serving plate and serve warm.

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Recipe notes

If you find the filo is drying out when making the crackers, cover with a lightly dampened, clean tea towel.

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