Some popular fillings for phyllo pastry are vegetables, cheese and different types of meats. There are also dessert pastries that phyllo dough, which have fruit inside. A good dessert phyllo pastry is a cherry-apricot turnover with graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar.
For a hearty phyllo pastry, consider having one with pork tenderloin inside. The pastry will be flakey, while the pork tenderloin is tender and juicy. This is an easy dish to make and tastes delicious when combined with a mango chutney. Another hearty pastry uses phyllo dough, spinach, parmesan and sun-dried tomatoes. Use any other vegetables that you like. Ricotta also goes well with this pastry.