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White Cheddar and Orange-Fig Filo Triangles

(Family Features) Is cheese a big part of your life? Do you enjoy it as a snack, an appetizer, a tasty, gooey ingredient in cooking? Do you know your Gouda from your Gruyere? You just might be a turophile - a true lover of cheese.

Cheese lovers know that the many varieties of this versatile food can add a great touch of flavor to any part of the day. The taste gurus at The Laughing Cow have come up with some new flavors of the popular Mini Babybel cheeses and want to share their turophilia with you. Here are some delicious ideas for pairing up new portion controlled Mini Babybel White Cheddar and Mini Babybel Sharp Original cheeses to savor on your own or while on-the-go with the family:

White Cheddar

  • Low-sodium pepperoni
  • Green apples
  • Cucumbers
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Dried cranberries
  • Roasted turkey breast from the deli counter
  • Green bell pepper

Sharp Original

  • Turkey jerky
  • Strawberries
  • Veggie chips
  • Roasted or spiced nuts
  • Dried apricots
  • Dried mangos
  • Wasabi peas
  • Pears

If you're looking for a yummy appetizer to share with someone special, try these White Cheddar and Orange-Fig Filo Triangles - they're pretty easy to make, too. For more recipes and snack ideas, visit www.TheLaughingCow.com.

White Cheddar and Orange-Fig Filo Triangles

Ingredients
  • 1 package frozen filo dough (found in the grocery store freezer)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 jar orange-fig spread (such as Dalmatia)
  • 6 rounds of Mini Babybel White Cheddar cheeses, shredded

Preparation
    1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Open filo dough and unroll it carefully (it's very fragile). Keep the sheets covered with a piece of plastic wrap until ready for use.
    2. Place one sheet down on your work area and paint with melted butter using a pastry brush, taking care not to tear it too much. Place another sheet of filo right on top of the first. Using a pizza cutter or a large knife, cut the dough crosswise (the short way) in to 6 strips. At the base of each strip, place a 1/2 teaspoon dollop of fig spread and a pinch of shredded cheese. Then, fold the bottom corner of each edge up to meet the opposite side of the edge and continue, American flag style, until the strip is folded into a triangle.
    3. Place the six triangles on a cookie sheet. Continue until all filo dough has been used. Then, paint all the triangles with the remaining melted butter and bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Don't worry if some of the filling leaks out, that's fig caramel.

SOURCE: The Laughing Cow



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