Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Strawberry Firecrackers

Strawberry Firecrackers

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
5 minutes
Yields:
Tags:
6 servings
Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly

Ingredients

1 cup frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed
1 tablespoon orange juice (or orange liquer) plus 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
3 sheets phyllo dough
1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 pints whole stemmed strawberries
1 cup Cool Whip
1/2 pint fresh blueberries, for garnish

Directions

Sauce:

  1. In blender or food processor, puree thawed strawberries.

  2. Stir in orange liqueur or orange juice and zest. Refrigerate, covered, up to 2 days.


Strawberry Firecrackers:

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

  2. Cut phyllo sheets in half to make six 8x12-inch sheets. Cover with damp towel.

  3. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and sugar.

  4. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo on work surface, keeping remaining pieces covered, and brush with butter.

  5. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the bread crumb mixture.

  6. Place a row of 4 or 5 strawberries about 2 inches above long edge of sheet, centering the row to leave ends of sheet uncovered.

  7. From long edge, carefully roll up; tuck ends of sheet under.

  8. Place seam-side down on ungreased baking sheet, brush with butter and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the bread crumb mixture.

  9. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 6 rolls.

  10. Bake phyllo rolls in center of oven for 5 minutes or until crisp and browned.


To Serve:

  1. Spoon 2 tablespoons of sauce onto each of 6 plates; place 1 roll on each plate and garnish with a dollop of cool whip and a few blueberries. Serve immediately.


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