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Cream Cheese and Cranberry Parcels

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Serves: 6
Time to prepare: 20 mins
Time to cook: 20 mins
Dietary requirements: Egg-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan (with substitutions)


  • ¼ tub cream cheese or vegan cream cheese*
  • 225g/8oz packet fresh or frozen filo pastry
  • 25g/1oz margarine or vegan margarine*, melted
  • 30ml/6 tsp cranberry sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5.
  2. Take 3 sheets of filo pastry at a time. Cut in half so you have 10 x 12.5cm/4–5 inch squares. Take one square and brush with a little melted butter or margarine. Place another square on top at an angle, and brush again. Do the same with a third sheet.
  3. Place a teaspoon of cream cheese in the middle of the filo pastry and top with a teaspoon of cranberry sauce. Bring the edges of the pastry up together and pinch them to form a little parcel (money-bag shape). Make up the rest of the parcels in the same way.
  4. Brush with melted margarine and place on a greased baking tray.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15–20 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve hot with extra cranberry sauce.

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