Greek Style Cheese Pies

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Introduction: Greek Style Cheese Pies

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These are a traditional holiday treat my family makes. They are crispy, cheesy, savory and delicious! Easy to make and sure to please you and your guests.

Step 1: Ingredients and Roll Up

You will need: 12 sheets of phyllo 1 cup feta 1 cup ricotta 1 tsp dill 1 tsp dried mint ½ tsp white pepper 1 egg 1 stick of butter melted, clarified is best. You can use part butter and part olive oil if you prefer. Method: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine feta, ricotta, dill, mint, pepper, and egg. Working quickly, brush sheet of phyllo with butter, top with another sheet of phyllo, brush with butter, and place a few tablespoons of cheese filling on the bottom right corner of phyllo

Step 2: Fold Like a Flag, and Don't Forget the Butter!

Fold pastry over, brush with butter, and fold into triangle, kinda like folding a flag.

Step 3: Bake

Repeat folding until you finish all six. Brush with a bit more butter, and bake on a sheet pan for 20 minutes or until golden.

Step 4: Eat!

They are ready to serve! Eat hot or at room temp, a drizzle of honey is also a delicious addition!

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    We have a Thanksgiving gathering to go to, and I'm making this!

    I bet this'll be the hit!

    Looks delicious. I use to make Spanakopita, spinach pie, folding it the same way as well as casserole style. I am going to have to get some filo and try your recipe. I haven't used filo in years.

    I make baklava fairly often and having the phyllo sheets dry out is a real danger while building it. (I paint each sheet with melted butter as I build it, spreading the nut/cinnamon every third sheet...it takes time.) Some people suggest covering the phyllo with a damp towel, but I find that can make the sheets gummy and hard to separate. My best solution is to cover the sheets with plastic wrap while working with it. Just smooth the plastic out over the remaining phyllo after removing a sheet. It takes a little more time, but the last sheet will be as fresh as the first.

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    My YiaYia would always lay down wax paper on the phyllo and then the damp towel over it. That seemed to do the trick too.

    I am so going to make them! Thank you very much!! Voted!

    Wow, these look fantastic!!

    I love these! I'm going to need to make these later :)