Cranberry Crackers! The perfect festive dish to wow friends and family over the Christmas period

Mini Christmas Cranberry Crackers by Siúcra & Catherine Fulvio

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Makes 12 crackers

4 sheets filo pastry
60g melted butter
For the coulis
100g fresh or frozen cranberries
50g raspberries
60g Siúcra Granulated Sugar
For the filling
150g dried cranberries, soaked in 100ml orange juice for 10 minutes.
50g Siúcra Granulated Sugar
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1 orange, zest only
Siúcra Icing Sugar, to dust
Siúcra Roll Out Icing, for holly leaves
Green colouring (optional)
150ml cream, to serve
4 tbsp. Siúcra Icing Sugar
String, for tying


1. To prepare the coulis, place all the ingredients into a sauce and bring to the boil, reduce the
heat and simmer for about 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool before blending until
2. Preheat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Line 2 baking trays with parchment.
3. To prepare the crackers, divide the pastry into 2 sheets and stick together with melted butter.
4. Cut the filo pastry with a pizza cutter or clean pair of scissors into 6 equal rectangles and do the
same with the other sheet. Cover with a damp tea towel while shaping the crackers.
5. Drain the cranberries and combine with the sugar, cinnamon and orange zest.
6. Brush each rectangle with butter, spoon in some filling and roll into a cracker shape, sealing the
edge with butter. Tie each end with string.
7. Place on the baking tray and repeat until all finished.
8. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes until golden.
9. To shape the leaves for decorating, colour the roll out icing if you are using green colour paste.
Now roll out on a clean surface that is lightly dusted with icing sugar, cut 3 leaves for each
10. Once the crackers are cool, dust with icing sugar and place 3 leaves on each cracker.
11. For the cream, whip the cream and sugar lightly until soft peaks form.
12. To serve, snip the string off the crackers, dust with icing sugar and serve with the coulis and


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