Pockets Full of California Raisins

Make a big batch of these tantalizing shepherd's purses filled with California Raisins.
  • Yields 40 pockets
  • Details


    • Zest of 1 orange
    • Water
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 teaspoon butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 2 cups diced Granny Smith apples
    • 2 cups California raisins
    • 1/2 box frozen filo dough
    • Extra melted butter; as needed


    In small saucepan, combine orange zest with water to cover. Heat to boiling and cook until tender. Stir in sugar until dissolved and cook several minutes more. Cool. Strain and measure 1-1/3 cups liquid; adding water, if needed. Bring orange water to boil; add butter and spices. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, peel and dice apples. Add raisins to saucepan; cook until plump and floating. Then, add apples and cook 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; set aside.

    One sheet at a time, spread filo with melted butter; divide in half and fold to fit and line mini muffin tins. Repeat until all sheets are used. Using slotted spoon, fill each cup with raisin mixture. Twist ends of dough together and brush outside with melted butter. Bake 12 to 15 minutes as directed on package. Cool on wire rack.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 180 (5% from fat); Total Fat 1g (sat 0g, mono 0g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 1g; Carbohydrate 42g; (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 33g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 60mg; Calcium 10mg; Potassium 156mg

    This recipe is found in the following categories:

    Special Diet

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