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Greek and Cypriot recipes

Stuffed dried figs (Xera sika)


  • 24 dried figs
  • 12 walnut halves
  • 1 cup premium Greek honey (thyme-scented)
  • 1 tbsp rosewater
  • 6 sheets filo (optional)
  • Soak the figs for 24 hours in a bowl with 3 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon rose-water, and enough warm water to cover.
  • The next day, remove the figs, drain, and stuff each one with half a walnut.
  • Warm the remaining honey and stir into the liquid and pour over the stuffed figs.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • Drain the figs and pat dry.
  • Cut each filo sheet into quarters.
  • Wrap each stuffed fig in a piece of filo to form small rolls.
  • Brush with olive oil or butter and bake in a hot oven for about 5 minutes or until the filo is golden.
  • Warm the syrup and drizzle a small amount on the rolls and serve.

(serves 6)

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