Cherry-Almond Phyllo Rolls


Makes 8 servings


1 can (16 ounces) sour pitted cherries, undrained
1/3 cup no-sugar-added seedless raspberry fruit spread
1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
16 sheets phyllo dough
Butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat nonstick baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Combine cherries with juice, raspberry fruit spread, all but 1 tablespoon sugar and cornstarch in small saucepan. Stir until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Continue boiling and gently stirring one minute. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract; set aside.
  3. Place 2 sheets phyllo dough on work surface. Keep remaining sheets covered with plastic wrap and damp kitchen towel. Spray top sheet of phyllo dough with nonstick cooking spray; fold in half crosswise and spray again. Spoon 1/3 cup cherry mixture to within 3 inches of bottom long edge. Fold up bottom edge. Fold in both sides. Begining at long side, roll up jelly-roll fashion; place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining sheets of phyllo and cherry mixture. Sprinkle remaining sugar over rolls; top with almonds.
  4. Bake 20 minutes; remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories 247
Calories from Fat 22 %
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 201 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2
Fruit 1
Fat 1

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