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.
Tip: Consider whipping the filling in a food processor to make it smooth and creamy before placing the filling on the phyllo. However, if you choose not to do this, it will still taste great!
**Please Note: Recommended cook times for GreekBoston.com Greek recipes vary depending on elevation, environmental conditions, the cookware being used, and the nature of the oven or stove. Although we have given approximations, these don’t always take into account your unique environment.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com