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Camembert and caramelised onion Filos Rating :  

An easy but impressive starter or a main course for a vegetarian. A perfect appetiser...

Serves 6


50g butter
2 spanish onions, sliced
2 tbsps light brown sugar
1 tsp white wine vinegar
400g pkt of filo pastry sheets
250g of ripe camembert, divided into 6 pieces
6 tsps cranberry sauce
salt and pepper to season



1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
2. Melt half the butter in a pan and cook the onions with the sugar and vinegar over a low heat for 25mins or until the onions have caramelised. Allow to cool.
3. Cut the filo into approx 24 squares (15cm).
4. Layer 4 sheets one on top of the other, making a half turn each time to form a star shape.
5. Brush each layer with melted butter as you work. Repeat with the remaining pastry to make 6 stars.
6. Place a piece of cheese in the centre of each pastry star and top with the onions and 1 teaspoon of cranberry sauce.
7. Draw up the pastry to enclose the filling,, pinch well to seal. Brush with melted butter and bake for 10-15 mins. Serve straight away.

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