Tiropita (Cheese Pie)

If you’ve ever been to Greece, chances are you’ve had a tiropita. Made with delicate phyllo pastry and tasty feta cheese, tiropitas are a delicious finger food.

tiropita - cheese pie

Ingredients

  • 1–1½ cups feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • sea salt, to taste (taste the feta for saltiness before adding any salt)
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1-lb/454-g pkg phyllo pastry
  • 2–3 tbsp olive oil
Makes:  about 30 pies

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Combine feta cheese, eggs, and seasoning in a mixing bowl.

Cut phyllo pastry into strips about 3 inches wide using a sharp knife. Pull off 2 layers of phyllo pastry at a time and lightly brush with olive oil. Keep unused phyllo under a moist towel to prevent it from drying out.

Place about 1 tbsp of cheese mixture at bottom of each 2-layer strip of phyllo. Fold phyllo at an angle over the mixture from right to left (to form a triangle). Next, fold this triangle up to the right. Continue folding phyllo at angles, keeping the mixture tucked in, until you’ve reached the top of the strip and a neat triangle shape is
formed. Brush top of triangle with olive oil. Repeat until all the cheese mixture has been used.

Place on an oiled baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown.

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