Greek Cheese Pie - Tiropita
With phyllo sheets, Greek feta cheese & gruyere, it is guaranteed to be a hit.
Servings 16 pieces
- 0.6 lb Greek feta cheese I like Vikos and Dodoni.
- 12 oz gruyere cheese grated.
- 3.5 oz Philadelphia cheese About half of the classic package.
- 1 cup milk
- 4 eggs, medium-average size If you have large eggs please use 3.
- 1 box organic phyllo sheets
- 1.5 sticks butter melted
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 350* F.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Brush 2 sheets of phyllo with the melted butter and spread them gently in the pan, one at a time. The phyllo I use is purposely larger than my baking pan, so I can let the phyllo edges hang outside the pan as I will roll them over later. Take another 2 sheets and repeat the same process adding the phyllo so 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.
In a large bowl, mix well the crumbled feta, grated cheeses, Philadelphia, thyme, the eggs, and salt and pepper to taste.
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 the process until all of the sheets of that half of the pack are done. 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 the pan. Cover pie with the two buttered phyllo sheets. Gently bring all the phyllo edges into the pan, fold them, almost creating a "phyllo border."
Score gently with a sharp knife.
Pour the milk evenly all over the pie. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. Uncover and bake for 30 min or until cooked through, and the top is golden brown.
Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 714IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 1mg