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Greek cheese pie

Greek cheese pie with phyllo dough – tiropita

  • Author: misscookalot
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Category: Eat Like a Greek
  • Cuisine: Greek

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Ingredients

  • 0.5 lb Greek feta I like Vikos and Dodoni.
  • 12 oz grated cheese. It can be gruyere, parmesan, gouda, edam, pecorrino etc. Anything you have handy.
  • 3.5 oz Philadelphia cheese. About half of the classic package.
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 box organic phyllo dough
  • 1.5 sticks butter melted
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350* F.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Brush 2 sheets of phyllo dough with the melted butter and spread them gently in the pan, one at a time. The phyllo I used was purposely larger than my baking pan so I can I let the fillo edges hang outside the pan as I am going to roll them over later.
    Take another 2 sheets and repeat the same process adding the phyllo in a such a way that the edges cover the rest of the pan. Make sure the phyllo edges are buttered as well, that way they won’t get dry by the time you roll them in.
  4. In a large bowl mix well the crumbled feta, grated cheeses, Philadelphia, thyme, the eggs and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Divide the phyllo pack in half and set one half aside, covered with a damp towel so it does not get dry. Brush one phyllo at a time with butter, crumple it and place in the pan. Repeat process until all of the sheets of that half of the pack are done.
  6. Spread the cheeses mix evenly in the pan. Setting two phyllo sheets aside cover with the remaining half of the package in the same process as before. Brush with butter, crumple and add to pan. 
  7. Cover pie with the two buttered phyllo sheets.¬†Gently bring all the phyllo edges in to the pan, fold them almost creating a “phyllo border”.
  8. Score gently with a sharp knife.
  9. Pour the milk evenly all over the pie. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  10. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. Uncover and bake for 30 min or until cooked through and top is golden brown.

Enjoy!


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