*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                  SUN DRIED TOMATO & HERB CHEESE STRUDELS
 
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 Serving Size  : 60   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    9       oz           Soft fresh goat cheese
                         - room temperature
    9       oz           Cream cheese
                         - room temperature
      1/4   c            Minced sun-dried tomatoes
                         -PLUS:
    2       tb           Minced sun-dried tomatoes
                         -(oil-packed, drained)
    2       tb           Minced fresh parsley
    2       tb           Minced fresh oregano
   12                    Phyllo pastry sheets -- thawed
      1/3   c            Olive oil
    1       lg           Plum tomato -- seeded & diced
                         Fresh oregano sprigs
 
   Stir first 6 ingredients in bowl until smooth.  Season filling with pepper.
   Place 1 phyllo sheet on work surface (keep remainder covered). Brush
   lightly with oil and season with pepper.  Top with 1 more phyllo sheet.
   Brush lightly with oil and season with pepper.  Repeat with 1 more sheet.
   Fold stacked phyllo in half lengthwise.  Brush top with oil.
   
   Spoon 1/4 of filling in 1-inch-wide log down 1 long side of sheet, leaving
   1-inch borders.  Fold each short end over filling.  Brush edges with oil.
   Press seam to seal.  Wrap strudel tightly in plastic. Refrigerate seam side
   down.  Repeat with remaining phyllo and filling, forming 4 strudels total.
   (Can be prepared 2 days ahead.)
   
   Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly oil cookie sheets.  Place strudels on
   prepared sheets, seam sides down.  Using serrated knife, score each strudel
   (cutting through phyllo only), making 14 diagonal cuts in each. Brush
   strudels with oil.  Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.
   
   Cut through score lines, forming slices.  Arrange cut side up on platter.
   Garnish slices with tomato and oregano.
   
   * Source: Bon Appetit magazine, September 1991. * Typed for you by Karen
   Mintzias
  
 
 
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