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Traditional Tiropita – Greek Cheese Pie
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Traditional Tiropita – Greek Cheese Pie

Course Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Author Elena Paravantes RDN

Ingredients

  • 17 ounces 500 grams feta
  • 9 ounces 250 grams fresh anthotiro or ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint or 1 tablespoon dry
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill or 1 tablespoon dry
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for brushing
  • 12 phyllo sheets defrosted
  • White or black sesame seeds optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 350 F (180 C)
  • Grease (with olive oil) a 9X13 inch (25X35 cm)casserole dish or pan
  • In a large bowl smash the feta and anthotiro with a fork.
  • Add the mint, dill and pepper and mix.
  • In a small bowl beat the eggs and add them to the cheese mixture along with one tablespoon olive oil. Mix well.
  • Prepare your working area so that you have space to spread the phyllo.
  • Remove your first phyllo sheet carefully and spread it on the bottom of the pan. If it is too big you can scrunch it to fit. Brush with olive oil. I often use an olive oil spray bottle instead. Place the second phyllo on top of the first phyllo and brush with olive oil and continue until you have spread 6 sheets of phyllo.
  • Spread the cheese mixture over the phyllo making sure it is spread evenly.
  • Cover with 5-6 more phyllo sheets repeating the same process (brushing with olive oil). Make sure that you do not scrunch the final 2-3 phyllo sheets.
  • Brush the top layer with olive oil and score. Cut only through the phyllo (not all the way down).
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds, splash a bit of water on top with your fingers and place in the oven.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes. Lift side slightly to make sure the bottom is baked. Place on the bottom of the oven for another 5 minutes.
  • Let it cool for 15 minutes and cut in pieces.
  • Keep in refrigerator. You may reheat it at about 280 degrees or you can eat it at room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g