Cheese Phyllo Pie (tyropita ) Recipe

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Cheese Phyllo Pie (Tyropita )

Mikekey K

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@Mikekey

Similar to Spanakopita but without the spinach. Work quickly with the phyllo and keep the sheets you are not working with covered or it will dry out quickly. Cook time includes refrigeration time. From Assumption Greek Orthodox Church cookbook.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

2 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/4 lb
feta cheese, crumbled
24 oz
cottage cheese, small curd
1/4 tsp
salt
4 large
eggs, beaten
1 lb
phyllo dough, thawed if frozen
3/4 lb
butter, melted (3 sticks)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
2
Combine feta, cottage cheese, salt and eggs. Mix well.
3
Take half of the phyllo sheets from package and cover the rest. Center 1 sheet in baking dish and brush quickly with melted butter. Repeat with remaining half of sheets. The sheets will extend over the sides of the dish.
4
Spoon in the cheese mixture and spread evenly on sheets. Fold the overhanging sides and ends over the filling.
5
Top with remaining sheets, as above, brushing each with butter. Tuck sides and ends inside dish to seal in the filling.
6
Refrigerate 1 hour.
7
Preheat oven to 325°F.
8
With a sharp knife, score top of pie into 4 strips lengthwise and then crosswise.
9
Bake until crisp and golden, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes.
10
Cut through scored lines and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Greek