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Recipe for Tiropita – Greek Cheese Pie

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Tiropita literally means cheese-pie and is a Greek pastry made with layers of buttered filo dough and filled with a cheese-egg mixture. Tiropita is a popular mid-morning snack in Greece.

Tiropita Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. feta cheese
  • 1 cup cup kefalotiri cheese
  • Chopped parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • Pepper
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 1/2 lbs. filo dough

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Crumble or mash the feta cheese with a fork. Add the grated cheese, parsley, eggs and pepper.

Cut pastry sheets in strips about 2×12 inches. Stack them one on top of the other to prevent from drying. Brush each strip with melted butter, put one teaspoon of the filling on one end of a strip and fold over one corner to make a triangle. Continue folding pastry strip from side to side in the shape of a triangle until the entire pastry strip covers the filling. Proceed in this manner with pastry strips and filling until all are used.

Put “tiropitakia” on a buttered baking sheet and brush each with melted butter. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes about 4 dozen.

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