Feta Walnut Date Cigars

60 mins (prep 60)
7 ingredients
makes 32 hors d'oeuvres
If these whimsical hors d'oeuvres taste somewhat familiar to you it's because they happen to be a fancified take on bourek, Turkish feta-stuffed phyllo rolls. Here, those familiar flavors not only echo ingredients of Turkish cuisine, but are also reminiscent of walnut-date bread with cream cheese: a delicious American classic. For more seasonal recipes, download the free Gourmet Live app and stay tuned to the Gourmet Live blog for the latest updates.

Categories:  middle-eastern , christmas , christmas-eve , cocktail-party , thanksgiving , party , turkish ,
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  • 6 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces
  • 6 ounces crumbled feta (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons; patted dry if wet)
  • 2/3 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1 (1 pound) package phyllo dough (roughly 17- by 12-inch sheets), thawed if frozen
  • 1 1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter (preferably european-style), melted and cooled slightly


Serving Size (10.67 g)
Servings 32
Amount per Serving
Calories 19.61 Calories from Fat 10.62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.18g 58.31%
Saturated Fat 0.83g 132.59%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 5.37mg 57.27%
Sodium 86.06mg 114.75%
Total Carbohydrate 0.62g 6.66%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.51 g %
Protein 1.59g 101.72%
Vitamin A 25.25IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 44.86mg% Iron 0.04mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
walnut pieces, chopped pitted dates