Garlic Phyllo Bundles Recipe

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Wonderful roasted garlic wrapped in flaky phyllo dough simply melt in your mouth. Walnuts add a surprising crunch, while the melted butter lends rich flavor to the bite-sized bundles.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 10 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 20 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 7 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 68 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.


  1. Lightly brush one sheet of phyllo with butter; place another sheet of phyllo on top and brush with butter. Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.
  2. Cut the two layered sheets into four 14-in. x 2-1/4-in. strips. Place one garlic clove on lower corner of each strip; sprinkle 1 teaspoon walnuts over length of strip.
  3. Fold dough over garlic, forming a triangle. Fold triangle up, then fold triangle over, forming another triangle. Continue folding, like a flag, until you come to the end of the strip. Brush end of dough with butter and press onto triangle to seal.
  4. Place bread crumbs in a small shallow bowl. Brush both sides of triangle with butter; dip in bread crumbs. Place on a greased baking sheet. Repeat.
  5. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 20 appetizers.
Originally published as Garlic Phyllo Bundles in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p36

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kimberly29 User ID: 7962507 168657
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"I love this recipe. I've made it for the last two Halloween parties and I call it Vampire Repellent. These little bundles are very rich and wonderful. Last year I changed it up a bit and used cashews instead of walnuts and I liked it even better. This year I might try pecans!"

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