Crispy filo wrapped halloumi with hot honey and pistachios

This sweet and savory crispy halloumi with hot honey is quick and easy to make!

I’m SO EXCITED about this one: crispy filo wrapped halloumi with hot honey and pistachios. This is a spin on a delish appetizer I had at K’far that I tried to make from home. I love finding inspiration from dishes I eat at restaurants. It’s SO EASY and is an absolutely amazing appetizer. You just need a few key ingredients to whip up this sweet and savory app. Halloumi is made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk, and sometimes also cow’s milk. It has a high melting point and so can easily be fried or grilled, which makes it a very fun cheese to experiment with! So gather your halloumi, filo dough, egg, butter, hot honey and pistachios and you’re ready to get going! You’re going to need a small cast iron for this as well. I love this one from Lodge! It’s high quality and very durable. If you’re a fan of halloumi like me, the possibilities are endless when it comes to adding halloumi into dishes, from sandwiches to salads! Check out my other recipes here using the cheese!

Here’s how to make it:

Crispy filo wrapped halloumi with hot honey and pistachios

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Ingredients

  • Halloumi
  • Filo dough (only use about 1-2 sheets, no more or it will be to dry and thick)
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • Hot honey
  • Pistachios

Instructions

  • Use the smallest cast iron skillet you have or pan sear in a regular skillet, just make sure you get the halloumi crispy before you flip it.
  • Preheat oven according to filo package. Thaw dough and pull out 2-3 sheets
  • Slice halloumi into 1 inch by 3-4 inch thick rectangles. With a knife, slice dough to be the width of your halloumi.
  • Lay out sheets on a clean board and whisk egg wash in a bowl. Brush dough with egg wash. Add a piece of halloumi to the bottom of dough and wrap. Using your finger, dab ends with egg wash to coat and cover halloumi in the dough.
  • Add butter to a small hot cast iron skillet and then add your wrapped halloumi. Repeat with 3-4 pieces. Make sure they are hugged next to each other.
  • After 2-3 min or when the halloumi has browned on the outside, give it a flip and cook for another 2 min. When browned on both sides, drizzle hot honey and chopped pistachios over top. Serve hot. Enjoy!

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I’m Abigail, a creative director, home cook and content creator living in Brooklyn. I love making the easy stuff with a twist and yes, I eat a lot of toast. This is where I share my latest recipes, so please make yourself at home.