Christmas Canape Crackers


200 g packet ready rolled filo pastry

50 g (2 oz) butter melted

Fresh chives

Red pepper

Avacado, prawn and lemon:

25g (1 oz ) butter

½ lemon, grated rind and juice

1 spring onion, finely sliced

50 g (2 oz) fresh peeled prawn

½ ripe avocado, peeled, stone removed and diced

Feta and lime:

25 g (1 oz ) butter

½ lime, grated rind and juice

50 g (2 oz ) feta cheese, crumbled

15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped

Sausage and cranberry:

4 chunky sausages, skins removed

15 ml (1 tbsp ) cranberry sauce

25 g (1 oz ) bean sprouts

¼ green pepper, deseeded and finely sliced


1-      Make each of the filings separately by mixing together all ingredients listed for each.

2-      Take the sheets of filo and cut into 4 (this should give you rectangles about 15x20cm)

3-      Place one sheet on a board and brush with melted butter, place a further sheet on top and brush again with butter.

4-      Place a spoonful of the mixture at the edge in the centre and roll up - pinch the edges to make a cracker shape- continue until you have sufficient crackers for the festive occasion!

5-      Place on a baking sheet and brush with a little more melted butter – this will make them crisp and golden

6-      Bake in a preheated oven at 190 C / 375 F or Gas mark 5 for about 15 minutes until pastry is golden and crispy.

7-      Finish off with fresh chives and very thin strips of red pepper for ‘bows’