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Tiropita - phyllo dough recipe with cheese, Greek way

A traditional recipe for tiropita, Greek pie with cheese, made with phyllo dough.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: cheese, feta, pastry, phyllo dough
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 440kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 phyllo dough sheets
  • 200 gr feta cheese
  • 150 gr hard cheese like Gouda or Emmental (grated)
  • 150 gr cottage cheese (or ricotta)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • olive oil or butter
  • 3 spoons sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Brush the baking pan, put one phyllo sheet and brush it with olive oil,
    then put another and repeat with 6 phyllo sheets.
  • Prepare the filling for tiropita. In a bowl, mix together all three types of cheeses, cream cheese, some peper and eggs.
  • Put the egg and cheese mixture on the sheets and spread it evenly. Repeat the process by adding 6 more phyllo sheets on top and brushing each one with melted butter or oil.
  • Brush the last phyllo sheet with some oil and water, and spinkle sesame seeds. Bake tiropita at 180 degrees Celsius for about 50 minutes. It should be golden and crispy.