Cheese Phyllo Pie (Tyropita )

Cheese Phyllo Pie (tyropita ) Recipe

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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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30 Min
2 Hr


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

How to Make Cheese Phyllo Pie (Tyropita )


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

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About Cheese Phyllo Pie (Tyropita )

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

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