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Almond-Pistachio Dessert Roll-Ups

 Almond-Pistachio Dessert Roll-Ups
With a flavor and texture similar to baklava, this delightful dessert appeals to young and old alike. It's especially delicious with honey drizzled over the top.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
18 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, toasted
  • 1/4 cup unblanched whole almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup honey, divided

Directions

  • Place pistachios and almonds in a food processor; cover and process
  • until finely chopped. Add the sugar, butter and cinnamon; cover and
  • process until blended.
  • Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface. Spray with
  • butter-flavored cooking spray. Repeat with second layer. Keep
  • remaining phyllo dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to
  • avoid drying out. Spread 1/3 cup nut mixture over phyllo to within 1
  • in. of sides; drizzle with 1 tablespoon honey. Layer with two more
  • sheets of phyllo, spraying each layer with cooking spray.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from the short side. Repeat with
  • remaining phyllo, nut mixture and honey.
  • With a sharp knife, cut each roll into six pieces; place seam side

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Almond-Pistachio Dessert Roll-Ups (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • down on a greased baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Bake at
  • 325° for 16-20 minutes or until golden; drizzle with remaining
  • honey. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 roll-up equals 83 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.