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So this recipe is embarrassingly simple.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

But, oh my gosh, SO good!

Delicious AND simple? Yep, especially during the week of Christmas. No need for complication or stressing over food.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

We just need easy, mouthwatering recipes and all will be good.

Oh and snow. You need to have snow… or at least I do, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without snow. Luckly, we have lots. Yeah!!

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Can you believe that tomorrow is really Christmas Eve? I am still blown away by this fact, I mean seriously, how on Earth did that happen? Time flies way too fast! I still have all of my wrapping and SO much cooking to do, but that’s all the fun stuff anyway. PLUS my cousins are here to hang with me and help me out in the kitchen. We planned our Christmas Eve menu on Sunday and it’s kind of…big – like we may be eating all night, but it’s gonna be so good. So many appetizers because appetizers are clearly the best.

There is also going to be beef tenderloin or prime rib (whichever looks better at the store today), cheesy potatoes, salad, quiche and more…

Oh, and quite possibly some special martinis. My cousins talked me into trying out a martini recipe. I am nervous. I have never been in charge of drinks before. Yikes.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Of course, I will totally be remaking these pretty goat cheese stuffed phyllo swirls again. One, the colors! They are so Christmassy it’s amazing. AND I didn’t even do it on purpose, it just happened this way (sweet!). Two, because warm goat cheese stuffed inside a buttery, crisp, phyllo dough shell topped with my all time favorite fruit – pomegranates – plus pistachios, well that’s pretty hard to top. Yeah, these clearly have to be made again.

Gotta love Christmas Eve, it’s my favorite day of the year!

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

I almost called this recipe idiot proof because it is so easy, but then I didn’t because of the phyllo dough. I know some people are slightly afraid of phyllo dough, but I promise it’s really not that tricky to deal with. You can handle this recipe. You can, you can!!

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

You just need a few sheets of thawed phyllo dough, some butter, some goat cheese, honey, pomegranates and pistachios. Simple as that.

The only little trick I can share with you for this recipe is that when you are rolling up the goat cheese, roll the phyllo dough up loosely around the cheese. If you roll it super tight, the phyllo dough seems to rip when you go to make the swirls, so roll loose!

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Other than that, these are so simple.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

And the pomegranate, honey + pistachio topping is a MUST. Don’t skimp people.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 7 SWIRLS
Calories Per Serving: 435 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 16 sheets phyllo dough thawed
  • 1 tablespoons stick unsalted butter melted, 8
  • 10.5 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • arils from one pomegranate [how to de-seed a pomegranate | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/deseed-pomegranate-pictures/]
  • chopped pistachios for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • On a clean work surface, gently layer a piece of phyllo dough flat. Brush with butter and then top with another sheet of phyllo dough, brush the top with butter.
  • Crumble about an eighth of the goat cheese along the long edge of the phyllo dough. Now gently roll the phyllo dough up and over the cheese loosely to create a log. Spiral the log into a spiral shape. Don't worry if you have some places where the dough tears, it will be fine. Place the spiral onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Bake the spirals for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey. Top with pomegranates and pistachios. Serve warm or at room temperature. Warm is obviously best though!

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Oh, and and eat these warm – SO YUMMY.

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  1. If I bake these the the day before for a Christmas brunch, do they need to be refrigerated overnight? Would it be better to prep and just bake the next morning?!

    1. Hey Juls,
      Yes, I would keep these in the fridge overnight. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions. Happy Thanksgiving! xTieghan

  2. Yum- I made these tonight for my weekly cocktail/appetizer with my mom while we watch trashy reality TV. These stole the show- so so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Also it was super easy to make, which I always appreciate on a week night 🙂

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