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Briony May’s Lion filo crinkles with butternut squash & pine nuts

The crispy filo makes a perfect lion’s mane on these butternut tartlets

By , 30 January 2019

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Briony May’s Lion filo crinkles with butternut squash & pine nuts
  • Prep: 25 Mins
    Cook: 30 Mins

  • Serves: 6

  • Price: 61p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 124 serving contains
  • Energy

    846KJ

    202KCAL

    10%
  • Fat

    7.8g

    med

    11%
  • Saturates

    0.6g

    low

    3%
  • Sugars

    5.7g

    low

    6%
  • Salt

    0.37g

    low

    6%
1
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100: 682kJ/163kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1tsp vegetable oil, for greasing
  • ½ butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pack Asda Ready Rolled Filo Pastry
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 12 raisins
  • 6 black olives
  • 10g fresh chives
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Grease a 6-hole muffin tin with the vegetable oil.

  • Put the squash in a pan, cover with water, bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 mins until soft. Drain, then mash until smooth. Mix in the cinnamon.

  • Layer 3 sheets of the filo pastry on top of each other, then use a 14cm round cutter to cut out 3 circles. Repeat with another 3 sheets of filo, so you have 6 circles, each with 3 layers of filo.

  • Press a 3-layer circle into each hole of the muffin tin. To create manes for the lions, gently scrunch up the pastry overlapping the edge of each hole for a wild, crinkled effect.

  • Sprinkle the pine nuts over the base of each filo pastry case. Spoon over the butternut squash mash until it’s ½cm from the top of each case.

  • Bake for 14-16 mins until the filo is golden brown and crispy. Allow to cool.

  • To make the lion faces, place 2 raisins on the filling of each crinkle for eyes.

  • For each face, slice 1 olive into 3 pieces crossways. Use 1 end-piece to make a nose. Cut the other end-piece in 2 and use for the ears. Cut the ring-shaped middle slice in half, then place the 2 pieces side by side to create a ‘W’ shape for the mouth.

  • For the whiskers, snip the chives into 2cm pieces and arrange a few whiskers on each face, either side of the nose. Then enjoy!