Recipe for Tiropita – Greek Cheese Pie
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 grated cheese, such as Kefalotiri cheese
- Fresh, chopped herbs such as parsley, chives, or even dill
- 2 eggs
- 1 stick melted butter
- 1 1/2 lbs. filo dough
Directions to Make Tiropita – Greek Cheese Pie:
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.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com