I live in Europe (have for 15 years) in a country next door to Italy where they use mascarpone cheese and phyllo dough all the time. Maybe I can help everyone with the leakages problem. I have never seen anyone try and make separate triangles or squares with phyllo dough. It is always used in a pan and then cut later. Even though I haven't tried this recipe yet, when I do, I will layer the bottom of a pan (15x11" or 9x13") with 3-4 sheets of phyllo (brushing the butter in between each layer). Then spread the filling over the layers and finishing with 3-4 more sheets of phyllo brushing the butter on the top, as well. The baking time will probably vary. Once it's baked, let it cool completely then cut in squares or, as they like to do here, cut diagonally to the right and then the left making diamond shapes. Hopefully, this will work. If anyone tries this before I do, let me know how it works. Hope this help!
I finally tried this recipe and made it the way I suggested above (keeping the filling exactly as written). It turned out just fine as far as the consistency and everything holding together. But next time I will NOT add honey, but will, instead, add brown sugar and cinnamon. One other thing, make sure you beat the mascarpone REALLY well so that it's nice and fluffy. That will make the consistency much better.
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I live in Europe (have for 15 years) in a country next door to Italy where they use mascarpone...